Goosebumps

Goosebumps are a genetic holdover from our furry ancestors, who could contract the muscles around each hair follicle to fluff themselves up, making them appear more formidable when danger threatened.

Were our quadrumanous grandparents also capable of awe?

 

I learned this from Rebecca Goldstein, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God

 

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