Re: AAT Theory

chris brochu (
17 Oct 1995 13:31:30 GMT

In article <45vsiv$> pete, VINCENT@REG.TRIUMF.CA
>One could reasonably speculate that if it wasn't gone already,
>body hair would be detrimental to a creature huddling around
>a campfire at night. Whether this might amount to significant
>selective pressure I don't know, but if my overcoat caught
>fire, I'd be mighty appreciative of the fact that it wasn't
>attached to my skin. So, say, by h. erectus, it's disappearing?

Of course that's reasonable. But, is it testable? If we stated that H.
erectus was furless, how would we know if we were wrong?