Re: Why is Homo sapiens hairless?

John Waters (
28 Oct 1996 21:11:02 GMT

Rohinton Collins <> wrote in
article <01bbc444$2ce44c00$LocalHost@dan-pc>...
>It seems reasonable to me that the
> most parsimonious reason for the naked body of Homo
sapiens is because we
> wear clothes.

> Any replies welcome.
> Regards,
> Roh
JW: It is a simple idea, but it is not parsimonious;
because the
manufacture of clothes is not simple, or parsimonious.

As an alternative to the AAT, might I suggest that you
the Helpless Baby Theory which is summarised on the Origins
of Humankind Website.


Alternatively, for more detail, try Chapter Six of my book.


John Waters is the author of "Helpless as a Baby",
a book concerned with general and human
evolution. It may be accessed at URL