"An aquatic ape is a likely ancestor of humans in terms of primate behaviour, marine
ecosystems and geographical timing.” - Prof. Derek Ellis, Dept. of Biology, Univ.
of Victoria, Canada.
"All other theories about the origin of our species have reached an impasse.” - Dr.
Michel Odent. author of Water and Sexuality.
"I have been convinced of the aquatic theory since the beginning."- Prof. Karl-Erich
"For my money, she is more scientific than Genesis, more up to date than Darwin,
more fun than Ardrey, and she writes better than Desmond Morris." - John Rowan Wilson,
The Sunday Telegraph.
"[AAT] conforms to current theories of speciation better than the savannah origins
model, and accounts for a number of diverse phenomena hitherto not seen as connected."
- Prof. Graham Richards, author of Human Evolution.
"It has to be admitted that the new theory has stimulated a thorough reconsideration
of what we believe we know, to investigate new facts, and to acquire new knowledge."
- Prof. H. Preuschoft, Dept. of Comparative Anatomy, Univ. of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
"It is difficult to see how all the points assembled to back the Aquatic Theory can
be explained away. - Dr. Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape.
"An aquatic hypothesis offers far simpler explanations." - Dr. Chris Knight, author
of Blood Relations.
"The 'aquatic ape' hypothesis has come of age.... [Elaine Morgan] provides a wealth
of meticulously researched findings, detailed hypotheses and still controversial
solutions in areas where others have volunteered nothing at all. The cost of conceding
to Morgan would be a palaeological crisis as profound as that of the earth scientists
when adjusting to the equally 'impossible' idea of floating continents." - Journal
of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
"It says much for Elaine Morgan's skill as a writer that my views about her latest
book and what she was trying to achieve by writing it changed completely while I
was reading it... deserves to be read seriously... no one can deny that she has marshalled
her material clearly and economically and made good use of it."- Johnathan H. Musgrave,
Biology and Society
"We believe that this proposal [AAT] should be taken seriously.” - Prof. Michael
Crawford, author of The Driving Force.