Elaine Morgan is an octogenarian scientist, armed with an arsenal of television writing credits and feminist instincts, on a mission to prove humans evolved in water.
Television writer and scientific theorist Elaine Morgan may be known for penning the popular TV series Dr. Finlay's Casebook, but for decades the Welsh feminist writer has championed human evolutionary theories using aquatic species. She has authored six books about the Aquatic Ape Theory, derived from ancient Greek philosophies about human evolution.
Taking a less male-centric approach to evolutionary theory, Morgan's adventure was chronicled in the 1998 BBC documentary The Aquatic Ape. Morgan is well respected in both the scientific and entertainment worlds. She's an award-winning television writer (she won two BAFTAs and Writers' Guild honors) for Campion, How Green Was My Valley and Testament of Youth.
"For my money, she is more scientific than Genesis, more up-to-date than Darwin, more fun than Ardrey, and she writes better than Desmond Morris."John Rowan Wilson, Sunday Telegraph