February 17, 2013
SPEAK FOR YOURSELF, ELOI:
Why humans lost their body hair: to stop their brains from overheating as we evolved (STEVE CONNOR, 17 FEBRUARY 2013, Independent)
The need to keep a cool head is why man became a naked ape according to scientists who believe they can finally explain why humans are the only primate to lose their body fur.Bare skin allows body heat to be lost through sweating which would have been important when early humans started to walk on two legs and began to develop larger brains than their ape-like ancestors, scientists said.
Yet the great men of history wore beards or wigs?Posted by Orrin Judd at February 17, 2013 3:42 PM