Whales have long been a fascination of mine - they are intelligent, social creatures who have strong genetic links to primates. Long ago, I read a book called The Aquatic Ape, which detailed the author's theory that life began in the water and moved to the savannah. Why do we have a vestigial tailbone? Why do we have a subcutaneous layer of fat like other marine mammals? Why do we have a fine layer of hair all over our bodies? Why do whales have so much in common with human and non-human primates? These questions have always made me wonder. Are we part whale?
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