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Preview: Were mermaids aquatic apes?
Fox News ^ | 22 May 2012 | Hollie McKay

Posted on 05/23/2012 3:28:13 PM PDT by Theoria

In the two-hour CGI Special “Mermaids: The Body Found,” Animal Planet dives deep into the idea that mermaids may have been real, and, even better -- related to humans!

“It’s a very radical theory on human evolution, but we have approached an age-old myth and really chased its origins,” Animal Planet honcho Charlie Foley told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “It has been compiled in a way that is very compelling, making us think that mermaids might not just be mythical creatures.”

The show unravels mysterious underwater sound recordings and presents a bone-chilling argument for the Aquatic Ape Theory, which suggests that during the transition from apes to hominid, some humans went through an aquatic stage. This stage is argued to have resulted in “aquatic ape-like” creatures.

“There are striking differences between us and other primates, yet [there are] many features we share with marine mammals, like the webbing between our fingers, which other primates don’t have, a layer of subcutaneous fat, and a loss of body hair,” Foley explained. “We also have an instinctive ability to swim, and control over breath. Humans can hold breath up to 20 minutes, longer than any other terrestrial animal.”

“Mermaids: The Body Found” ponders the concept that coastal flooding millions of years ago turned some of our ancestors inland, while another group branched off into the deep water out of necessity and for food.

According to Foley, “Mermaids: The Body Found” is just the first tiny ripple in a tide of discoveries he anticipates will be brought to the surface in the coming years.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: animalplanet; apes; aquaticape; cryptobiology; flightoftheconchords; godsgravesglyphs; mermaid; mermaids; sharkweek
Aquatic ape hypothesis
1 posted on 05/23/2012 3:28:26 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: SunkenCiv

The ol’ aquatic ape stuff is making the rounds again.


2 posted on 05/23/2012 3:29:58 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Theoria

Were mermaids aquatic apes?

Why yes they were. Thanks for asking.


3 posted on 05/23/2012 3:39:11 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Theoria; Morgana

oh brother


4 posted on 05/23/2012 3:49:05 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Theoria
How do I look?

5 posted on 05/23/2012 3:49:53 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Theoria

“Humans can hold breath up to 20 minutes”

Really? I’d be out cold, or dead!


6 posted on 05/23/2012 3:50:07 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

20 minutes no problem, it’s starting up again that’s the rub.


7 posted on 05/23/2012 3:52:47 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

NSS!


8 posted on 05/23/2012 3:54:07 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Theoria

9 posted on 05/23/2012 3:54:56 PM PDT by frankenMonkey
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To: frankenMonkey

what’s your point?


10 posted on 05/23/2012 4:07:12 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

That is an eloquent, yet Mod-safe acronym. Cheers!


11 posted on 05/23/2012 4:11:11 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Theoria

——Humans can hold breath up to 20 minutes,——

They can ???


12 posted on 05/23/2012 4:29:24 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: frankenMonkey

13 posted on 05/23/2012 4:29:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Theoria

Since marco evolution is completely bogus...

..aquatic apes ....must be bogus....


14 posted on 05/23/2012 4:33:25 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

And “Cheers” to you!


15 posted on 05/23/2012 4:35:04 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Popman

They can do around 19min if they inhale pure oxygen for several minutes before trying. Without doing the oxygen closer to 9min.


16 posted on 05/23/2012 4:40:37 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Theoria

19 minutes 21 seconds is the record.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2010/02/holding-breath-underwater.html


17 posted on 05/23/2012 4:47:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Sure, using oxygen.


18 posted on 05/23/2012 4:51:11 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Theoria

The crap that they put on TV simply boggles the mind... Animal Planet and the various History channels in particular. I sure am glad they got an authoritative “honcho” to comment (and I presume host) the show. Heaven forbid getting a real, bonafide, credentialed paleoanthropologist...


19 posted on 05/23/2012 6:13:25 PM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: Theoria

Damned dirty apes!


20 posted on 05/23/2012 7:55:11 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Theoria; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Theoria! Did somebody say "aquatic ape"?!?
The Scars of Evolution:
What Our Bodies Tell Us
About Human Origins

by Elaine Morgan
"The most remarkable aspect of Todaro's discovery emerged when he examined Homo Sapiens for the 'baboon marker'. It was not there... Todaro drew one firm conclusion. 'The ancestors of man did not develop in a geographical area where they would have been in contact with the baboon. I would argue that the data we are presenting imply a non-African origin of man millions of years ago.'"
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


21 posted on 05/23/2012 9:32:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Theoria

22 posted on 05/23/2012 9:42:05 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1219 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: null and void
~OR~ .....


23 posted on 05/23/2012 10:01:38 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Theoria
Ape you say?
24 posted on 05/24/2012 3:45:02 AM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: Theoria; SunkenCiv

Somebody post a pic of Kevin Costner in Waterworld, a movie that settles this evolutionary theory for all time in favor of aquatic-mermen.

Guess he’s still looking for his mermaid though.


25 posted on 05/24/2012 7:06:31 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: wildbill

He was looking for more than one, that was his main problem. ;’)


26 posted on 05/24/2012 8:08:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ExpatGator

Why because they put a net on you?


27 posted on 05/24/2012 8:25:52 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Theoria
Preview: Were mermaids aquatic apes?

28 posted on 05/24/2012 8:58:06 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: 1010RD

Absolutely hate those nets. However, the blondes who can’t speak are pretty awesome.


29 posted on 05/24/2012 10:35:23 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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