Re: Bipedalism and endurance (Re: AAH - enough already)
Phil Nicholls (email@example.com)
17 Dec 1994 05:10:13 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Francis Davey <email@example.com> wrote:
>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, loopy <email@example.com> wrote:
>>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (Pat
>>> 6) Lack of dense body hair facilitates cooling.
>>> The converse is true. Fur provides a greater evaporative surface.
>Rehashing an old complaint: anti-AAH people are beginning to convince me in
>this debate BUT both sides are appalling at providing any evidence. For
>goodness sake there must be some work on the efficiency of different animal
>cooling methods, can't someone provide a *citation* so we can drop all this
>silly common sense conjecture and rely on some real work?
>What I am looking for is a reference to something like the Journal of Animal
>Cooling Studies, or Thermoregulation Now, or something.
Wheeler, P.E. The evolution of bipedality and loss of functional body
hair in hominids JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION 1984 13:91-98
Falk, D. Brain evolution in Homo: The radiator theory BEHAVIORAL
AND BRAIN SCIENCES 1990 13:333-381.
Philip "Chris" Nicholls Department of Anthropology
Institute for Hydrohominoid Studies SUNY Albany
University of Ediacara firstname.lastname@example.org