Originally, we were covered in hair that is course
and thick. We still
have some of this hair, and it can be found in the
armpit and groin area.
This hair was used to protect our bodies from the
elements (wind, cold,
rain, sun). Over time, we developed clothing. When
we did this, the course
hair that we had everywhere was genetically
selected out over time.
Although we still have hair all over our bodies,
it is much more fine that
it used to be. This hair still does some
protecting (including keeping
warmth when it gets cold), though we use clothing
for many of the original
Our ancestors had hair for insulation against the
cold and protection from other elements of the
environment. We've lost most of our hair, but not
all of it, and why we have what we still do is
somewhat mystifying. My guess is that it has to do
with selecting mates.
Click Here to return to the search form.