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CONTENTS of 59,999,999 BC- 51,000 BC Large land and aquatic mammals appear; many kinds of primates appear (almost as many go extinct); an island continent finally disappears for good; the Mediterranean valley turns into the Mediterranean Sea; human beings emerge, develop housing, clothes, lamps, and drugs, breed dogs, use horses; Mars dies (or goes dormant)

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Approximately 5,000,000 BC: Earth possibly suffers a 'cosmic ray' winter for thousands of years; human ancestors are walking upright on two legs (and consequently gain the power of imitative speech)...

...possibly evolved this way because they have been living in a seasonally flooded or swampy location (or other highly liquid environment such as off-shore islands, lagoons, or continental seashores) for a lengthy period of time by now.

These humanoids have also acquired several other characteristics normally associated only or primarily with aquatic mammals by this time: a substantial loss of body hair, development of insulating and bouyant fat under the skin, breath control and flexibility suitable for diving, the weeping reflex, face-to-face sex, body temperature regulation via sweating, and others.

-- OUR AQUATIC PHASE! From Science Frontiers Digest of Scientific Anomalies ["http://www.knowledge.co.uk/frontiers/"] #34, JUL-AUG 1984 by William R. Corliss, citing Elaine Morgan; "The Aquattic Hypothesis," New Scientist, p. 11, April 12, 1984

-- Why we are different from chimpanzees; A brief introduction to the Aquatic Ape Theory, a copy of the leaflet printed by Accent of Swansea for Elaine Morgan ["http://www.geocities.com/Athens/5168/aat_leaflet.html"], Daily Mail&Guardian: In search of our swimming ancestors ["http://www.mg.co.za/mg/news/99jan1/14jan-dolphins.html"], THE AQUATIC APE [""], THE AQUATIC APE THEORY OF HUMAN EVOLUTION ["http://www.flash.net/~hydra9/aquape.html"], Possible aquatic adaptations in humans ["http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/4314/i8aquati.html"], The Multi-habitat Hypothesis of human evolution ["http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/4314/intromhh.html"], and The Human Origins Debate in Australia ["http://metz.une.edu.au/~pbrown3/AusOrigins.html"]

-- "Seafood Was Brain Food, Says Researcher", CONTACT: Bruce Rolston, U of T Public Affairs, (416) 978-6974, bruce.rolston@utoronto.ca, ScienceDaily Magazine, http://www.sciencedaily.com//releases/1999/08/990827152557.htm, 8/30/99, Source: University Of Toronto

A super nova 100 lightyears from Earth may have caused a mini-extinction 5 million years ago, with substantially increased cloud cover worldwide but reduced ozone layer protection from ultraviolet radiation for thousands of years. The Earth would have been darker and colder than usual during this time.

Such an event could have helped accelerate the evolution of modern human beings from their primate predecessors.

-- "Nearby supernova may have caused mini-extinction", SciNews-MedNews, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 31-Jul-99, Contact: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor (217) 244-1073; kloeppel@uiuc.edu

-- "Nearby Supernova May Have Caused Mini-Extinction, Scientists Say", ScienceDaily Magazine, http://www.sciencedaily.com//releases/1999/08/990803073658.htm, 8/3/99, Source: University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

The Earth's Solar System will soon enter a relatively empty area of interstellar space; the barrens between galactic spiral arms.

-- "NOT WITH A BANG BUT A WHIMPER" From Science Frontiers Digest of Scientific Anomalies ["http://www.knowledge.co.uk/frontiers/"] #107, SEP-OCT 1996 by William R. Corliss, citing Ray Jayawardhana; "Earth Menaced by Superbubble," New Scientist, p. 15, June 22, 1996

To see more regarding this time of human development, refer to Our aquatic stage?

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