I happened across an old personal journal entry from October 13, 2006 with the follow (slightly edited).
Kimura and Ohto 1961 on Molecular evolution is good for general principles, but the final page in particular need rebuttal about-
assumption that verbal arguments based on evolutionary principles will become useless as computer approaches improve; and-
presumption that neutral mutations are increasing at the same rate in “living fossils” as they are in others changing more rapidly.
Aspects of human evolution thought about this morning (may be in the literature but) included: bipedal human ancestors were favored in surviving drying conditions at forest edge by ability to reach fruit on small branches better than others living in trees or as quadrupeds on ground. Ancestors were also favored by being able to see other tree clumps across neighboring grasslands, and ability to see over grass to avoid predators or even frighten them by their erect posture providing an imposing frontal profile. Of course, views of Hamilton (Life’s Color Code) need to be included in discussion of human evolution.