Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Philosophy Wire: Two feet animal standing, climber... (?)


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2013-05-29]: A new study by archaeologists at the University of York challenges evolutionary theories behind the development of our earliest ancestors from tree dwelling quadrupeds to upright bipeds capable of walking and scrambling. The researchers say our upright gait may have its origins in the rugged landscape of East and South Africa which was shaped during the Pliocene epoch by volcanoes and shifting tectonic plates. [1]

Too bad.

The version which wanted us to stand upright because we wanted to look at the stars in the sky was much more nice and romantic...

At the end it may all come down to what we want to believe for our selves.
Are we climbers? Or Philosophers?

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