Answer by Diane Eager First, a brief overview of human hair. The sparse short hair on our bodies and limbs is often used as evidence for evolution by claiming human body hair is vestigial, i.e. a useless leftover from when we were hairy apes. However, human hair is not useless. To understand this we must […]
HAIR: Why is the human body covered in hair? Is it a throwback to when we were apes?
Human hair is a useful design feature of the body.