Re: Bipedalism and endurance (Re: AAH - enough already)

Phil Nicholls (
17 Dec 1994 05:10:13 GMT

In article <3chlna$>,
Francis Davey <> wrote:
>In article <lmm5-101294184429@>, loopy <> wrote:
>>In article <3c119s$>, (Pat
>>Dooley) wrote:
>>> 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
"Semper Alouatta"