Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Tue, 1st May 2012

Why don't women have beards?

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We find out why, if the gene that codes for men having hairy chests and backs provides an evolutionary advantage, don't women have beards and hairy chests too? Plus we ask why feet smell cheesy.......

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  • Why don't women have beards?

    I guess that the gene that codes for men having hairy chests and backs is an evolutionary advantage in response to an environmental pressure. But why don't women have beards and hairy chests in response to the same pressures?

 

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Also see:
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=43877.0 CliffordK, Tue, 15th May 2012

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