Re: Hominid Altitudinal-Latitudinal Adaptations

Rohinton Collins (
27 Oct 1996 20:42:06 GMT

It seems reasonable to me that the most parsimonious reason for the naked
body of Homo sapiens is because we wear clothes. At some point in human
evolution, hominids took to wearing clothes (obviously). With clothes
taking over (for the most part) the job of insulation of the body, it
became hairless. This was reinforced by the
fact that sweating became far more efficient. So a clothes-wearing hominid
would benefit from nakedness both in the summer and the winter.

Does this make to much sense for some of you?

Any replies welcome.