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Long hair a sensory organ?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:33 pm
by Frank Harrist
http://www.sott.net/article/234783-The-Truth-About-Hair-and-Why-Indians-Would-Keep-Their-Hair-Long
The discussion after the article is pretty interesting. What are your views and theories?

Re: Long hair a sensory organ?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:10 pm
by Minimalist
Custer had long hair.

Didn't help.

Re: Long hair a sensory organ?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:29 pm
by circumspice
Minimalist wrote:Custer had long hair.

Didn't help.

:lol:

Re: Long hair a sensory organ?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:25 pm
by Frank Harrist
Damn, Bob. A reply like that ends any chance of a good discussion. Thanks.

Re: Long hair a sensory organ?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:27 pm
by kbs2244
This brings to mind the cats whiskers idea.
That they use them to determine if they can fit through a hole.

Re: Long hair a sensory organ?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:27 pm
by Frank Harrist
There has to be some reason we evolved with hair that keeps growing....some of us. You bald guys are missing a lot. :lol:

Re: Long hair a sensory organ?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:27 pm
by kbs2244
Am I giving away too much if I say I remember a line from “Hair” that goes something like….
“I don’t have to cut it, it stops by itself !!”

It is an interesting cultural study, hair length/to cut or not/male vs. female.

I always enjoyed the idea behind the male shaven head except for a long pony tail type thing.
I was told it was so his guardian angel would have something to grab him by and pull him from danger.
I seem to remember it as being somewhat common in China, but also in at least one N A Indian tribe.
(I wonder how that idea got spread?)