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GR OnlineAlthough few scientists take seriously the aquatic ape theory that postulates our ancestors returned to the water for a time, there is no question our bodies remember other, older ways of being that connect us to the water. We bear the ocean in our veins, in the salt of our blood, in our genetic memory of life’s birthplace. Placed in water a human infant will instinctively hold its breath and begin to breaststroke, a response that only fades when we learn to walk.
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