TV – The Family That Walks On All Fours

A family in Turkey has started a debate among scientists about how humans moved from walking on all fours to walking on two.

Proving that Somerset isn’t the only backwater that evolution passed by.

Some believe that the ability to walk upright was a progressive step, while others believe it’s genetic, which is hard to figure out but it’s part of scheme of things – if in doubt, blame the genes.

“Three of the sisters and one brother have only ever walked on two hands and two feet, but another sister alternates between a bipedal and quadruped gait. Another brother walks on two feet all the time, but only with difficulty.” says the article.

It’s interesting and yet funny at the same time, so you’ll be pleased to know there’s a program on it on BBC2 on Friday 17 March at 9pm called “The Family That Walks On All Fours.”

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