Date: Mon Dec 10 11:10:58 2001
Posted By: Yvonne A. Simpson, Grad student, Pathology, Edinburgh University
Area of science: Evolution
Perhaps you're looking at this backwards. Our ancestors were hairy all
over and gradually body hair became as now. It is important to sense flies
and dirt near the eye's and mouth - the hair protects the eyes and mouth so
it was conserved during evolution.
That's my theory anyway!
Hope it helps,
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