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Author Topic:   Is body hair a functionless vestige?
Larni
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Message 32 of 143 (560371)
05-14-2010 6:02 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Ken Fabos
05-09-2010 6:41 PM


My chest thatch seems to give me some protection from one of my cat's claws when he crawls into bed with me and starts being Clawry Haim on me.
That's a good function, I reckon.

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Larni
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Message 37 of 143 (560431)
05-15-2010 7:23 AM
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05-09-2010 6:41 PM


It's my contention that it's probably multifunctional and that it's primary function is sensory.
So to clarify you are saying that the primary function of the body hair humans have is sensory.
Where would this be of use to increase the fitness of the organism?

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