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From: "Andy Robertson" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Liev's Postpostulate
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 19:11:36 +0100

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From: "Tony Ellis" 

> Sorry to seem at loggerheads with you again, Adam, but a few quibbles
> immediately to mind:
> If Victor thinks he is descended from French settlers gone native, why,
> he thinks no one is reading what he writes any more, does he cite Dollo's
> Law as the reason for his bad penmanship?

Note, Dollo's law is about degeneration: the way an evolutionary talent,
once lost, is never regained.

This tells us something Victor at any rate believes.

The abos once had human manual dexterity and then lost it.   They lost it
*genetically* - for some unknown reason - in the same way they gained their
odd talents of mimicry.

Possibly they were an ancient human colony or abductee group that went
through a evolutionary bottleneck.   Or possibly Victor merely believes



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