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RE: SV: Watery evolution of man?
I now have a mental image of flaming apes leaping into the closest body of
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> evolution of man?> To: email@example.com> > Not sure if this
> has been proposed before, but it occurred to me a few years>
> ago that reduction in limb and body hair would be highly
> advantageous for an> upright biped starting to work with
> fire. A chimp- or gorilla-style pelage> could catch fire near
> ground level and result in nasty burns at face height.> As
> far as I know the times of origin of these two derived
> conditions haven't> yet been shown to be different. Any thoughts?
> it makes sense.
> though, which is riskier?: losing some fur, or losing some skin?
> you do raise a good point, mind you.
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