"Marc Verhaegen" <fa204466@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>>4) I have a lot of hypotheses (all based on facts), which >are often
>>>> independent from each other, should not be confused with each other &
>>>> discussed apart, eg, from more to less probable:
>>>> - The classic savanna theories are ridiculous nonsense.
>> I agree with this one... so do most folks, when it is thought of just as
>> a lone hunter guy crossing the open plains with a spear. The "mosaic"
>> idea has replaced it.
> Not much better than the savanna theory: vague just-so speculations, not
> based upon comparisons with "mosaic" animals.
BTW, other "mosaic" animals are also (always??) waterside, eg, mink "broad
niche" "generalised" = mosaic carnivore: swims, dives, burrows... hunts
rabbits, burrowing rodents, crayfish, fish, crabs, muskrats, burds...