Oh, no, not the Aquatic Ape hypothesis!

I’m getting a lot of email asking me to talk about the aquatic ape theory, the idea that humans went through a semi-aquatic stage in their evolutionary history. It’s complete nonsense; its proponents spew out a lot of inconsistent and mutually contradictory noise to ‘support’ their claims, and there is no evidence anywhere for such a stage. I don’t need to say more, though, because Jim Moore’s Aquatic Ape page is the definitive web resource for dissecting this fringe theory.