Re: A Hairy Question

J. Moore (
Fri, 26 May 95 16:22:00 -0500

Rb> On how humans got their hair (a just-so story):

Well, just-so stories are perhaps fun things to tell little children,
but they don't do much for science. But shoudln't you at least come up
with a just-so story that fits the facts?

Rb> On this view, maybe H. erectus was the first hominid without fur.

A) apes don't have "fur" either.
B) humans still have hair; some of them have lots and lots and lots of
it all over their bodies.

So this wasn't even a good just-so story. ;-(

Rb> Roger Burk

Sorry to have to point that out.

Jim Moore (

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