[Taxacom] Fwd: Bubble science

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 11:28:02 CDT 2013

The trouble is that this is all ad hoc. If one assumes that monkeys were
too late for the favorable tides or whatever, then the explanation would at
least be plausible (but does not explain Australia). But such
'explanations' are based on non-evidence. There is no such evidence.

John Grehan

On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 2:54 AM, David Campbell <pleuronaia at gmail.com>wrote:

> >
> > > Those darned monkeys are supposed to have hopped, skipped, jumped and
> > otherwise rafted their way all across the Atlantic, but somehow could not
> > face the terrors of sea passage to Madagascar, or even the smaller water
> > gaps to Australia.
> >
> >
> >
> Current direction is an important complication.  In the case of Madagascar,
> it was rather more favorable to dispersal to there earlier, but tending to
> wash away any waifs more recently.  I don't know how closely the others
> have been examined.
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