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Human Skin Color: A Possible Relationship Between Its Sexual Dimorphism And Its Social Perception

P. Frost
Published 1988 · Biology, Medicine

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The view which seems to me the most probable is that man, or rather primarily woman, became divested of hair for ornamental purposes, as we shall see under Sexual Selection; and, according to this belief, it is not surprising that man should differ so greatly in hairiness from all other Primates, for characters, gained through sexual selection, often differ to an extraordinary degree in closely related forms.
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