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Twitter Snapshot: Elaine Morgan believes in aquatic apes

Posted by: TED Guest Author

Octogenarian scientist Elaine Morgan became the oldest speaker in TED’s history (at the sprightly age of 90) at TEDGlobal 2009 when she presented her addition to evolutionary science: the theory of aquatic apes. Here’s how the excited crowd on Twitter responded to her vibrant talk:

Elaine Morgan talking pure sense at #TED about paradigm shift and aquatic ape theory – and in a Welsh accent too. — rorysutherland

Of all the big ideas at TEDGlobal, Elaine Morgan’s radical theories on the aquatic ape evolutionary theory are most challenging yet. — shanehegarty

Elaine Morgan aquatic ape theory has been miscategorised as lunatic fringe! It’s not lunatic fringe!izahoor

Someone get this woman a #TED prize. ‘soon’ Elaine Morgan rocks. — casinclair

LOVE IT! Elaine Morgan ended her TED talk with, “Never be afraid to rock the boat.” She got a LOT of cheers over that! Loved her talk!beckyblanton

Wow, Elaine Morgan’s talk was exactly what #TED is all about. Brave, intelligent, and f***ing hard to ignore. Brilliant! — RichMulholland

On Elaine Morgan, I’m impressed by people who follow their passion and refuse to give up, even if everyone else calls you foolhardy — jenbrea

Elaine Morgan has just convinced me that we are fishpeopleladysatin