Re: Why is Homo sapiens hairless?

T&B Schmal (
Fri, 01 Nov 1996 22:48:46 +0000

I don't know the answer for hairlessness but here is a possibly different
approach. Look at the environment of the new biped - what are the other
animals in it wearing? The lions, the zebras, the baboons. Hair. Why?

Follow with me on this. Why don't these animals just wear skin and forget
the hair. What is it that hair has that gives them the survival edge? If
we can answer that question, then maybe it will be evident why man does
not need all that much hair.

So what are the plusses of hair?

Tom Schmal