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NOVA: The Family That Walks on All Fours
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10/27/2009
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Experts explore the mysterious story of five siblings living in a remote Turkish village.

 


NOVA's examination of a family that walks on all fours raises fascinating questions about genetics, society and the evolutionary history of our species.

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Family That Walks on All Fours

Aired Tuesday, 10/27 at 8 p.m. on CPTV

An intense scientific debate has ignited around a quiet but extraordinary family living in rural Turkey – a family with five adults who walk on all fours. Since bipedality has long been considered one of the defining characteristics of modern humans, such a discovery raises fascinating questions about genetics, society and the evolutionary history of our species. Is this the anthropological find of the millennium or simply a unique medical case? NOVA sets out to unravel the controversy and meet the individuals who have captured the imagination of scientists around the world in this moving documentary.

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