a n i m a l s

 Animals

. . . natural magnetism . . .
. . . . . just, please, don't feed em . . . . .

 The Ant and the Aardvark
...and he think's
I'm funny lookin'!
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 Bigfoot
Bigfoot
 Dragon
Dragon
 Neanderthal
Neanderthal
 Nessie
Nessie
 Yeti
Yeti
Pending Inclusion
These animals are being considered for
  official admission into the Animal Kingdom.
The chief obstacle being: no one has yet proven
  to have captured, dissected or otherwise interacted;
  other than some tracking, a few snatched photographs,
  local legends and folklore, or strange sounds in the night
  which is most often assumed to be an anti-evolutionist prank.
 Alligator
Alligator
 Angelfish
Angelfish
 Ant
Ant
 Antelope
Antelope
 Ape
Ape
 Bat
Bat
 Bear
Bear
 Beaver
Beaver
 Bee
Bee
 Beetle
Beetle
 Bird
Bird
 Blackbird
Blackbird
 Bluebird
Bluebird
 Boar
Boar
 Buffalo
Buffalo
 Bug
Bug
 Bull
Bull
 Burro
Burro
 Bunny
Bunny
 Butterfly
Butterfly
 Cat
Cat
 Caterpillar
Caterpillar
 Centipede
Centipede
 Chamaeleon
Chamaeleon
 Cheetah
Cheetah
 Chick
Chick
 Chicken
Chicken
 Chimp
Chimp
 Cobra
Cobra
 Coral
Coral
 Cow
Cow
 Coyote
Coyote
 Crab
Crab
 Crane
Crane
 Cricket
Cricket
 Crow
Crow
 Cuckoo
Cuckoo
 Deer
Deer
 Dingo
Dingo
 Dog
Dog






The Missing Link
The Aquatic Ape Theory (AAT/AAH) is a recently proposed amendment to Darwin's Theory of Evolution, which explains (where contemporary Evolution Theory does not) many traits found in Humans - but not other primates, or any other land mammals - such as:
  • vocal, verbal communication
  • nakedness (we're generally not covered in fur)
  • hydro-oriented fur and body fat
  • webbed fingers and toes
  • tears and excessive sweating
  • nutrition and dietary habits
  • reproductive traits and childbirth
- all vast differences in Humans from any other primate, yet found more similarly throughout the aquatic denizens of our planet. Thus, many of these traits can be said to be exclusively aquatic in nature, except for Humans.
Perhaps one of the reasons why science hasn't yet found the Missing Link is that it's looking in the wrong place - asking the wrong questions, based on incorrect assumptions. Before 15 million years ago, India was a large island in the Indian Ocean - it had yet to collide with the Asian continent (eventually forming the Himalayas over several million years). Around this same time is a Fossil Gap, millions of years wide, where we know nothing of our evolution. Perhaps there would be no bones to find, if those creatures fell to predators, or their bodies were given to the sea.

One of the reasons why the AAT has not been taken entirely seriously by most mainstream science is that it was proposed by a non-paleoanthropologist: marine biologist, Sir Alister Hardy, in 1960 - and championed by a non-scientist: television writer, Elaine Morgan, in her 1972 book The Descent of Woman - thus it is dismissed as merely a feminist alternative to what she called the Mighty Hunter theory. She has since been properly honored and written more several books on the subject:
    The Aquatic Ape (1982)
    The Scars of Evolution (1990)
    The Descent of the Child (1994)
    Aquatic Ape Hypothesis (1999)

In general, the theory proposes that early proto-humans - living along the eastern shores of Africa (in what is now Somalia) - in an Ice Age Transition era, when water levels rose and fell greatly - became increasingly stranded on islands and more dependant on the sea for food - which, due to the higher protein content (in easily accessible seaweed, fish and other seafood) explains the long held assumption that, at some point, our diets gradually changed from purely vegetarian to more omnivorous, Thus, this is most likely the era when our ancestors developed most of their larger brains. And it would also have been a perfect opportunity to venture out of Africa - along coastlines, into Arabia perhaps as far as India, Asia or even America - each group further evolving along a similar path, because their environments were virtually identical.

We swim well - better than any other mammal which does not live in water - and Humans are the only land based species with hydro-oriented fur: every hair on your body is growing in the most efficient direction for a the body which moves through the water, not primarily walking on land. The human foot is an ideal structure for walking on mud and sand. Also, we're the only land based species with gobs of body fat - useful only as insulation against heat loss through long term immersion in water.

Modern primates are known to walk upright when wading through water. In jungle environments where apes and orangutans must cross rivers and streams, mothers carry their babies above the water and keep a watchful eye out for predators.

Links
lamma.net aquaticape.org primitivism.com/aquatic-ape.htm planetpuna.com/siriusa/AQApe.htm geocities.com/Athens/5168/aat.html en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquatic_ape_hypothesis nederland.seashepherd.org/essays/ocean_realm_spr01.html
 Dolphin
Dolphin
 Donkey
Donkey
 Dove
Dove
 Dragonfly
Dragonfly
 Duck
Duck
 Eagle
Eagle
 Eel
Eel
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 Elephant
Elephant
 Elk
Elk
 Emu
Emu
 Falcon
Falcon
 Ferret
Ferret
 Firefly
Firefly
 Fish
Fish
 Flamingo
Flamingo
 Flea
Flea
 Fly
Fly
 Fox
Fox
 Frog
Frog
 Gazelle
Gazelle
 Gecko
Gecko
 Gerbil
Gerbil
 Gibbon
Gibbon
 Giraffe
Giraffe
Infrasound
Just as infra-red light is too low a frequency to be detected by humans (and ultra-violet light is of too high a frequency) infrasound is jus like regular sound, only slower - below 20 Hz: known to cause nausea, uneasiness, despair, even terror in humans.
And just as some creatures are known to have different visual ranges from humans, so too whales, elephants and giraffes: large animals with large hollow tubes to resonate - very efficient for transmitting information across vast distances (regardless of obstacles) or receiving information about the natural environment - and explains certain animals uncanny ability to detect earthquakes, (the same range monitored by seismographs) - also inclement weather: as large low pressure systems such as hurricanes and tornadoes have a very low frequency hum at their cores, that can be detected for many miles.
 Goat
Goat
 Goldfish
Goldfish
 Goose
Goose
 Gorilla
Gorilla
 Grasshopper
Grasshopper
 Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig
 Hamster
Hamster
 Hare
Hare
 Hedgehog
Hedgehog
 Hen
Hen
 Hippo
Hippo
 Hornet
Hornet
 Horse
Horse
 Hummingbird
Hummingbird
 Hyena
Hyena
 Iguana
Iguana
 Inchworm
Inchworm
 Jackass
Jackass
 Jellyfish
Jellyfish
 Kangaroo
Kangaroo
 Kiwi
Kiwi
 Koala
Koala
 Komodo
Komodo
 Ladybug
Ladybug
 Lamb
Lamb
 Lemming
Lemming
 Leopard
Leopard
 Lion
Lion
 Lizard
Lizard
 Llama
Llama
 Locust
Locust
 Manatee
Manatee
 Millipede
Millipede
 Monarch
Monarch
 Monkey
Monkey
 Moose
Moose
 Mosquito
Mosquito
 Moth
Moth
 Mouse
Mouse
 Mule
Mule
 Newt
Newt
 Octopus
Octopus
 Okapi
Okapi
 Opossum
Opossum
 Orangutan
Orangutan
 Orca
Orca
 Ostrich
Ostrich
 Owl
Owl
 Ox
Ox
 Panda
Panda
 Panther
Panther
 Parrot
Parrot
 Partridge
Partridge
 Peacock
Peacock
 Pelican
Pelican
 Penguin
Penguin
 Pheasant
Pheasant
 Pig
Pig
 Pigeon
Pigeon
 Platypus
Platypus
 Polar Bear
Polar Bear
 Pony
Pony
 Porcupine
Porcupine
 Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis
 Python
Python
 Quail
Quail
 Rabbit
Rabbit
 Raccoon
Raccoon
 Ram
Ram
 Rat
Rat
 Raven
Raven
 Reindeer
Reindeer
 Rhino
Rhino
 Roach
Roach
 Road Runner
Road Runner
 Robin
Robin
 Rooster
Rooster
 Salmon
Salmon
 Scorpion
Scorpion
 Seahorse
Seahorse
 Seal
Seal
 Shark
Shark
 Sheep
Sheep
 Shrimp
Shrimp
 Silkworm
Silkworm
 Silverfish
Silverfish
 Skunk
Skunk
 Slime Mold
Slime Mold
 Slug
Slug
 Snail
Snail
 Snake
Snake
 Spider
Spider
 Sponge
Sponge
 Squid
Squid
 Squirrel
Squirrel
 Stingray
Stingray
 Swan
Swan
 Tadpole
Tadpole
 Tarantula
Tarantula
 Tick
Tick
 Tiger
Tiger
 Toad
Toad
 Tortoise
Tortoise
 Toucan
Toucan
 Turkey
Turkey
 Turtle
Turtle
 Vulture
Vulture
 Wasp
Wasp
 Whale
Whale
 Wolf
Wolf
 Wombat
Wombat
 Woodpecker
Woodpecker
 Worm
Worm
 Yak
Yak
 Yellow Jacket
Yellow Jacket
 Zebra
Zebra
Charles Darwin
19th Century Naturalist ~ "Father of Evolution"
A man who dares to waste one hour of time 
has not discovered the value of life. 
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
It has been a bitter moritification for me to digest the conclusion that the 'race is for the strong' and that I shall probably do little more but be content to admire the strides others made in science.
I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions. My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.
False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Animals, whom we have made 
our slaves, we do not like 
to consider our equal. 
A scientific man ought to have 
no wishes, no affections 
- a mere heart of stone. 
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, the universe 
- nay, whole systems of universes - to be governed by laws, 
but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act. 
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, 
but by our institutions, great is our sin.