Re: AAT Theory

H. M. Hubey (
13 Oct 1995 00:09:18 -0400 (Phillip Bigelow) writes:

> A tantalizing possibility is that the time of loss of a majority of body hair
>coincided with the wearing of clothing, such as furry animal skins. As far

That would go some ways towards solving this particular problem.

But there are still some problems.

>But in any case, the most parsinomious idea is that Lucy and her immediate
>ancestors had abundant body hair...just like the apes of her body mass.

Ok, but we see the critters getting larger. However under the
hot & dry scenario large animals would not have an advantage over
small animals because of problems of heat rejection. Although we
don't know what size would have been a cut-off, the advantage
would have been in getting smaller since the larger ones would
have been dying of overheating. So either they found some way
to cool-off to allow them to get larger or something else was
happening. Do animals just get large for no reason at all?


Regards, Mark