In order to test this amazing theory that had been put forward by the American Indians, men were paired up and one given a haircut, while the other kept his hair long. In aptitude tests, the man with the longer hair consistently out performed his short haired partner, and skills it seemed were stripped of those who were previously able to perform to a high standard.
Because of these findings, the report suggested that Indian trackers be exempt from military haircuts. In fact, it required that trackers keep their hair long.
While science is constantly discovering why humans act and perform in the way that we do, the survival of our species over the thousands of years seems almost supernatural in it’s desire to stay alive in often the most unlikely of situations. Hunting animals that could easily kill us in one swipe of a paw has resulted in us being here today, and there must be a reason for it. The human body has a reason for every part of itself.
Hair can be seen as an extension of our nervous system, after all it is made up of the same cells as the rest of out body, the same cells that can detect a feather, or a splinter any where else on the body, and there is no reason why hair should be any different.
Maybe there is some truth after all in the biblical story of Sampson and Delilah…