Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Coming up to Scratch
I am back to being a very busy Spring Knight these days...and my chances to continue to be my favorite of all my cinematic hero's, Johnny 5, from 'Short Circuit'....i.e.: "input input ...must have more input", are again diminished, while I try to keep the customer satisfied.
It was during a snack break, early this afternoon...I came across an interesting scientific programme on BBC2 tv, about the science fact and history of Nudity... ah ha you think... ..but no.....it wasn't a titillating documentary...to go along with my pasta salad lunch... it was all about demonstrating the period of our evolution, where we became basically hairless as opposed to full blown primates.
Along with gradually becoming Bipeds, we also started to leave the forests and head out across the plains, which brought us out into the hot suns of the equatorial regions... The more successful exponents of this gradual migration... and we are talking millennia of time here, were the types of Homo Sapiens. who could keep cool gradually evolving less hair..
This knock on effect of evolution, meant that their brains could grow larger. The average Human Brain puts out around 20 watts of heat when it is thrumming like mine is right this second.
To become the largest brain to body size on the planet, and be encased in what is really a skull sized box, meant it would simply overheat, very quickly, unless it could dissipate this heat in a very efficient cooling system.. The loss of Body Hair, with the move from the shaded forests, meant the easy development of sweat glands, which coincided with the sudden development of the human as an intelligent species.
We retained a few vital clumps to keep the temperatures up where they should be for usage.. and the nature of perspiration took over the rest of the work.
This all happened around three million years ago. Half a million years later, we started to wear rudimentary clothes to cover our selves up....( and in doing so we covered up nearly all the signs that nature gave us to recognise when we should procreate...but the history of clothing erotica and mini skirt psychology is a subject for another lunchtime. )
The substantiating research to all this evolutionary research, was brought about by the study and evolution of our closest buddy The Louse. ( we sometimes have hundreds of the micro critters rooting around on us...yes even you Lady Suzanne, and lets not get into what's in your pillows...)
Until around 3 million years back...the common Head Louse didn't exist....with its ability to climb about in fine hair. Instead we were covered in course primate hair and so had the early versions of what we now pass about in sexual contact...i.e.: the Crab Louse, which has the ability to clamber about in courser hair.... which we now retain in the form of Pubic hair.
Half a million years on, a new kind of Louse gradually appears...The Clothing Louse; one that doesn't live or can live in exterior hair, but one who makes its home in rudimentary fabrics.
And so you learn something new ever day.... which should be part of the KMSA code. Input input... as well as the time honored Output output
Sir Dayvd ( itching to get back to work ) of Oxenfordshireness
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