Re: The Origin of The Cravat

Michael Bauser (
28 Nov 1995 02:32:45 -0500

Following-up from <URL:news://sci.anthropology>
In article <>, (Gerold Firl) wrote:
> I will restate the hypothesis: at some point in the human evolutionary
> past, penis size became a male status-determinant which functioned as a
> conflict-resolution mechanism; big dick goes first, you might say. The
> necktie activates this instinctive mechanism.

It should noted for the record, of course, there are no instances recorded
in the anthropological/biologocial/zoological literatures of any primates
settling a dispute by comparing genitals. Smacking the other guy with a
stick is still the preferred form of conflict resolution through phallic

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