Re: Holloway/Morgan

31 Jul 1995 05:51:21 GMT

MFeldman77 ( sez:
` You quickly dismiss the importance of sex and bonding in the
`evolution of hairlessness and fat deposition. Please consider this - what
`possible benefit would a primate have towards loosing the estrus? Why
`would a species specifically evolve that requires constant sex between
`partners in order to survive?

this does not necessarily follow. Maybe the origin was to decrease
the frequency of sex and therefor childbirth, an event which became
steadily more hazardous for the mother as brain size increased, so
that children would have a higher likelihood of receiving care for a
longer period.


`. I doubt anyone would argue that soft skin promotes affection.

Heck, I will. That's totally cultural.

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