Researchers believe the five brothers and sisters, who can walk naturally only on all fours, may provide new information on how humans evolved from four-legged hominids to walk upright.
Two sisters and one son have only ever walked on two hands and two feet, while another daughter and son occasionally walk on two feet.
Much has been made of their discovery, and they are being described as a possible “missing link” between apes and humans. Am I missing something here? These poor people have a hip defect that makes it very hard for them to stand upright. Yet almost every ape or monkey I’ve ever seen on television is capable of standing upright. Most of them can even walk on their hind legs, albeit awkwardly.
This isn’t a discovery that
could aid research into the evolution of humans. This is a freak show, pure and simple, with these poor sods paraded around on camera for our “entertainment”.