- Anuraag Reddy
Why the evolution of Beards?
What are the possible theories on the evolution of beards? Its significance to beauty may be culturally biased as some cultures have revered it, others find them primitive.
It must have had some significant advantage as it consistently appears in most populations of our species and our closest evolutionary links don't have mustaches or full facial hair. Why did we select for it or did it add any advantage? Does advertising or film have anything to do with why we don't prefer facial hair anymore?