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#2 - crazyolitis (06/16/2013) [-]
Speaking about human running; humans are on of the best runners in the animal kingdom. We may not go fast, but our endurance outlasts even horses, if we've got adequate training.    
Before we invented spears, and even after, our favoured method of hunting was persistence hunting: literally forcing our prey to run for solong that they literally died of exhaustion.   
Also, have this T-Rex gif.
Speaking about human running; humans are on of the best runners in the animal kingdom. We may not go fast, but our endurance outlasts even horses, if we've got adequate training.

Before we invented spears, and even after, our favoured method of hunting was persistence hunting: literally forcing our prey to run for solong that they literally died of exhaustion.

Also, have this T-Rex gif.
User avatar #343 to #2 - rieskimo (06/17/2013) [-]
This could possibly be the coolest ******* gif on this whole damn site.
#340 to #2 - traveller (06/17/2013) [-]
That is... Exactly right, unusual to find such a substantially educated person here.
User avatar #350 to #340 - crazyolitis (06/17/2013) [-]
Thank you for the compliment.
#337 to #2 - berkernsterps (06/17/2013) [-]
Kenyans still do it
#207 to #2 - anonymous (06/17/2013) [-]
That's actually pretty damn badass.
#201 to #2 - riseandfightfj (06/17/2013) [-]
im not too sure whether humans ate meat before we came up with things like tools and fire. i mean we cant really consume raw meat. not red meat alteast. maybe we could hunt small animals but that we could require lying in ambush and not chasing them since most small mammals and birds could run up a tree or some thing.
User avatar #203 to #201 - crazyolitis (06/17/2013) [-]
Before tools, we were scavengers. Also, we could and can eat raw meat, it's just got a larger chance to give us parasites and making us sick. Humans have had love for meat for quite some time.
#204 to #203 - riseandfightfj (06/17/2013) [-]
before tools we were gatherers. we would have been a whole lot more dependent on fruits and vegetables since they were far easier to acquire. hunting would have become more common after the creation of tools and after we smart enough to coordinate and capture prey. we were probably omnivores, but we would have been closer to the vegetarian/vegan side of it.
User avatar #205 to #204 - crazyolitis (06/17/2013) [-]
We were scavengers/gatherers, but the rest you say is true.
User avatar #153 to #2 - rhc ONLINE (06/17/2013) [-]
yeah. To me, it seems like dogs and humans fill a similar niche.

We're both hunters/occasional scavengers with fantastic lung capacity and endurance. And we live in groups and are highly social.
LIke, if dogs had thumbs, and we were dead, they would totally be ruling the world.
User avatar #334 to #153 - daentraya (06/17/2013) [-]
If ants were the size of dogs, they'd the ruling the world. They're already ruling the bug world like a frikken military regime
#113 to #2 - bswanson (06/17/2013) [-]
I actually learned something like this from Stephen Colbert. Apparently one of our highest evolutionary advances is the DAT ASS. And the fact that we can run and sweat at the same time. Before weapons, we would run at a constant pace, and our prey would gallop or sprint, without breathing heavily enough to get cool, and then either stop or pass out.

"So the politically correct way to say it is 'You are very evolutionarily advanced and have a higher chance of catching prey...

And I cannot lie.'"
-Stephen Colbert
User avatar #111 to #2 - mewcubed (06/17/2013) [-]
#101 to #2 - anonymous (06/17/2013) [-]
... the **** ?
#33 to #2 - anonymous (06/16/2013) [-]
Not to mention our ridiculously good agility. A T-Rex might run faster then us, but we can just randomly jump to side side and it'd take it forever to turn.
#341 to #33 - traveller (06/17/2013) [-]
T-rex couldn't run as agile as human because it's tail and skull counterweight system, turning would be like turning a crane, Humans can duck and dive and have motor control systems as complex as **** .
User avatar #32 to #2 - aetherpig (06/16/2013) [-]
...Did you get that from Roy Kelly..? If so, then you're amazing
User avatar #178 to #32 - crazyolitis (06/17/2013) [-]
Partially. He made me interested, so I looked more on the subject.
User avatar #24 to #2 - martycamp (06/16/2013) [-]
That's also why we lost our body hair. It allowed us to stay relatively cool whilst running. We retained the hair on our head because it protected us from the sun.
User avatar #126 to #24 - rokkarokkaali (06/17/2013) [-]
So why do I have hairs on my ass?
User avatar #193 to #126 - SwiftNinja (06/17/2013) [-]
It prevents sweaty, unpleasant ass crack and itchiness, and **** berries can be washed out with water
#161 to #126 - daggydaggy (06/17/2013) [-]
to prevent friction burns in between your ass cheeks
User avatar #162 to #161 - rokkarokkaali (06/17/2013) [-]
But it also gets in a knot and collects ****
#164 to #162 - daggydaggy (06/17/2013) [-]
maybe evolution was like: aether friction burns or **** berrys
#131 to #126 - swagbot (06/17/2013) [-]
because God has a sense of humor.
#116 to #24 - greenstrongworld (06/17/2013) [-]
Oh 						****					 I had been wondering about that for a while. Thanks.
Oh **** I had been wondering about that for a while. Thanks.
#21 to #2 - afreeti ONLINE (06/16/2013) [-]
which is why i believe wolves were also one of our main rivals
about 10 thousand years ago
and why when they were eventual tamed became a major asset to the hunting party
dual persistence hunters
no one was spared
#381 to #21 - anonymous (06/18/2013) [-]
Not even the children.
User avatar #128 to #21 - cycloneclone (06/17/2013) [-]
Its pretty sad that in the old days people were accustomed to believing that wolves were "take no prisoners" animals and killed any humans that came in their path, and so the grey wolf went nearly extinct in the Continental U.S until we realized we were idiots now we've protected them, but now we done it so much that their population is kinda out of control and we need hunt them so we don't screw the food chain up. God I ******* hate humanity.
#333 to #128 - goldenglimmer (06/17/2013) [-]
This is how insightful you sound.
#328 to #128 - anonymous (06/17/2013) [-]
Hate humanity? Fine, kill yourself.
User avatar #134 to #128 - toosexyforyou (06/17/2013) [-]
Humanity saved a species from going extinct and now you hate it because the species is a bit a over abundant? Any other species wouldn't give a **** if they were killing the very last grey wolf. Please respond with something intelligent because you just sound so stupid right now.
User avatar #155 to #134 - cycloneclone (06/17/2013) [-]
Chill dude, seriously. Just because this is the internet that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to act half decent. I say that because humans are too dumb too have any second thoughts for repercussions of hunting or killing species, causing thousands of them to go extinct. We never really hunted them for meat, only because we were scared of them and didn't know what would happen to the food chain. If one species goes extinct, it can cause screw it all up, whether there being too many predators or too much prey. Its quite sad that humans while pretty much being the ultimate top dogs in the animal kingdom we really don't always put it to good use. The main reason for the wolf hunt isn't so much that their population is extremely high, its that there is too many in much less living area than they used to have, as a result of the spread of humans across the globe. There isn't anything we can do to control that though. We live in their lands, and we live in places humans were never built to live, at least unless we evolve to our environments, but technology already does that for us. I shouldn't say I hate humanity, its that I just really don't understand it. Other animals don't have the mental capacity or emotions to realize if they killed the last grey wolf. Natural extinctions are very rare anyways, as populations very often find their own ways in keeping a natural balance in their ecosystems. Please, please try to be respectful, you may piss off the wrong person one time.
User avatar #156 to #155 - toosexyforyou (06/17/2013) [-]
Good lord... you're serious? Can you please just reread what you just wrote to confirm that that is what you believe before I make another comment? A simple, "yes" will do.
User avatar #159 to #156 - cycloneclone (06/17/2013) [-]
Just, try not to be an asshole to everyone you meet, goodnight.
#189 to #159 - SwiftNinja (06/17/2013) [-]
You can't take criticism or even a negative comment.
You're why I hate the human race.
User avatar #194 to #189 - cycloneclone (06/17/2013) [-]
Actually I realized that I made up my mistakes if you looked below. You and everyone else is guilty of the same thing.
#197 to #194 - SwiftNinja (06/17/2013) [-]
So you respond with a heavily biased response further proving the fact you can't take negative comments
User avatar #202 to #197 - cycloneclone (06/17/2013) [-]
I kinda think we both did the same thing, Yell back and forth and not really always take it in but thats that. I am biased, and so are you, everyone is right in their own minds.
#206 to #202 - SwiftNinja (06/17/2013) [-]
I think your parents should have been more careful handling you as a baby
User avatar #208 to #206 - cycloneclone (06/17/2013) [-]
Im gonna try to be mature one and end this discussion right now, not because Im trying to ignore if you are right or wrong, I just don't want it to spiral out of control in a abyss of hatred and biased opinions.
#213 to #208 - SwiftNinja (06/17/2013) [-]
Pick one
User avatar #240 to #213 - crazyhindu (06/17/2013) [-]
lolme is right your acting similar to him perhaps even worse
User avatar #241 to #240 - SwiftNinja (06/17/2013) [-]
I kinda think we both did the same thing, Yell back and forth and not really always take it in but thats that. I am biased, and so are you, everyone is right in their own minds.
User avatar #242 to #241 - crazyhindu (06/17/2013) [-]
I am not that bias I occasionally take sides but most of the time i am neutral, everyone may think they are right in their minds but if i am proven wrong then no i will no longer be right in my mind or in reality i will be wrong nothing more nothing less.
User avatar #243 to #242 - SwiftNinja (06/17/2013) [-]
Im gonna try to be mature one and end this discussion right now, not because Im trying to ignore if you are right or wrong, I just don't want it to spiral out of control in a abyss of hatred and biased opinions.
User avatar #247 to #243 - crazyhindu (06/17/2013) [-]
**** you it took me a while to realize what you did, **** you
User avatar #251 to #250 - crazyhindu (06/17/2013) [-]
I hate you.
User avatar #233 to #213 - lolme (06/17/2013) [-]
Dude, read your own comments, you're not exactly fit to be a judge.
User avatar #170 to #159 - toosexyforyou (06/17/2013) [-]
Well **** ... I hope you read all that because, quite frankly, I don't think you're intelligent enough to deserve that kind of response but then again you've only told me random facts about humans being stupid so my opinion of you is very biased and you should not take it as offensively as it is coming across. Just like you are biased and think humans are the scum of the Earth, I am biased and think that humans to believe that humans aren't brilliant are the scum of the Earth.
User avatar #165 to #159 - toosexyforyou (06/17/2013) [-]
Well jeeze... with a response like that I don't think you deserve a reply but I'll go ahead and take your advice and respect you enough to reply to you.

You have the mindset of a sheltered 15 year old suburban girl (no offense). And what I mean by that is, the world doesn't owe anyone anything. That means that it is not our responsibility as humans to keep the population of other species in balance yet we have made that our responsibility. Lets see some legit sources that compare how many extinctions humans have caused to how many extinctions were caused by any other reason besides humans. I am only finding biased articles on google.

Now lets address the, "humans are too dumb too have any second thoughts for repercussions of hunting or killing species." I didn't include the "thousands of them to go extinct" because that's just a number you made up and it could mean anything from 1000 to 999,999 and obviously shows how little you know of what you're talking about. It sounds like you believe you're one among few people that have figured out that killing a lot of wolves makes wolves go extinct. Guess what, buddy, you're not. Everyone knows this which is why there's more and more effort put into becoming environmentally friendly every day. I will tell you that I base that solely on how many environmentally friendly government owned buildings I have noticed in the United States.

Serious question here, you really can't think of any reason to hunt a dangerous animal if you're not going to eat it? I'm gonna go ahead and answer this for you. They hunted them because less wolves meant less wolves attack humans. Now, before you say "well every other animal only kills for food" well they don't, a common example that I can mention without a doubt are house cats.

I really don't understand how you're so closed minded about this. What are you doing to help the environment or animals from going extinct? If you have a little park cleaning group then sure, you could say a lot
User avatar #186 to #165 - cycloneclone (06/17/2013) [-]
We don't do nearly enough in our environmental and conservation efforts though, but that's for another discussion.
User avatar #184 to #165 - cycloneclone (06/17/2013) [-]
Sorry if I sounded a bit like a hipster and responded so rudely. The world doesn't owe me anything. I'm an idiot human like everyone else, we all are, I'm not saying "Im perfect and every other human is an idiot hurr durr! Save the aniMals! Stop the iNhumane treatment!" I just accept all the bad things and I believe we all take the blame. Yes, we don't officially hold the sole responsibility of maintaining the other populations of animals on earth, but we kinda have no choice if we want to be able to see some of the great wildlife. If we don't make smart choices now, we will regret it in the future. Same with pollution and climate change. I have a cabin up right by the Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota, and if you could experience the feeling of seeing some of the world most magnificent animals, I believe we could both come to terms on this subject. You've probably never experienced those feelings, an its ok, I understand, and I can't make you. You're are right on one thing, humans aren't always dumb, we are truely one of the most amazing things ever to walk the earth. I don't believe they completely dumb, I mean just ******* look at what we have done! We have ******* skyscrapers 2,700 feet tall! We went to the moon for god sake! I try to take what you are saying into consideration, no offence, but you're just spewing out whatever you can think of. And yes it is true that humans have literally killed thousands and thousands of species. I don't just make stuff up. You are being extremely ignorant, no offence, but thats natural and I do it too. You don't know if I'm stupid. I don't know if you're stupid, perhaps you're just trying to mess with me for all I know. Don't try to assume random stuff, I do my best but am guilty like everyone else. And lastly, humankind doesn't owe me jack **** , like I say I'm guilty like everyone else. I do all I can for the environment and conservation, I really do.
User avatar #199 to #184 - toosexyforyou (06/17/2013) [-]
Okay well you know what, it sounds like you're still a good guy and do what you think is right and that's what really matters anyway. I want you to know 3 things and that will be my conclusion. 1. I still think you're pretty stupid but just based on everything I've read from you so don't take me thinking you're stupid based off reading a few paragraphs super offensively. 2. I didn't thumb down any of your posts because it was a good discussion and I believe I gained something from it. 3. I thumbed up all your stuff back to 0.
User avatar #200 to #199 - cycloneclone (06/17/2013) [-]
Good, here is my conclusion. Humans aren't perfect. Im sorry if offended you or anything. We are all idiots in some areas and have out own opinions. Thanks for not raging on me for being dumb.
User avatar #174 to #165 - crazyhindu (06/17/2013) [-]
Well house cats only kill because of their instinct to do so, but they have no need for the food since they are fed and taken care of. Domestication of house cats causing thousands of bird deaths yearly that being another thing humans have ****** up on, House cats may kill animals for sport that is indirectly our fault, other than that i agree with you, Its not our job to concern ourselves with extinction of other animals, but we do so because it indirectly affects us. we also do so because as human beings we have the capacity and knowledge to prevent it from happening, other animals as you said do not give a **** , more or less because they have no means of protecting the environment, they also only hunt for themselves while we produce food for the group as a whole. but yeah i agree with you.
User avatar #177 to #174 - toosexyforyou (06/17/2013) [-]
Well seeing as you agree with most of it, it seems like a bit of miscommunication went on there and what we think is basically this.

You: Humans have caused a lot of good things but it does not make up for all of the bad things we have/are doings.

Me: Humans have caused a lot of bad things but it is more than made up for all the good that we have/are doing.

User avatar #180 to #177 - crazyhindu (06/17/2013) [-]
Well yeah, except i do believe have just about made up for most of the bad things we have done.
User avatar #185 to #180 - toosexyforyou (06/17/2013) [-]
Hahaha wtf I thought you were the guy other guy, no wonder you sounded way different.
User avatar #187 to #185 - crazyhindu (06/17/2013) [-]
Oh really? hah that's funny.
User avatar #191 to #187 - toosexyforyou (06/17/2013) [-]
Yeah I thought this discussion was over and that the guy wasn't as stupid as I thought he was but then I get a notification saying that he responded to me again and then I looked at the names and realized that it was 2 different people. It's a shame, if he didn't respond then I would've gone the rest of my life thinking there was 1 less person as stupid as that guy.
User avatar #195 to #191 - crazyhindu (06/17/2013) [-]
Haha, yeah but you have to credit him for standing up for his opinion.
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User avatar #181 to #179 - toosexyforyou (06/17/2013) [-]
Okay good talk. I'm sure I'll need to use some of this in the future and can come back to it and copy/paste.
User avatar #182 to #181 - crazyhindu (06/17/2013) [-]
Well have fun with that.
User avatar #167 to #165 - toosexyforyou (06/17/2013) [-]
of this obvious ******** , but if you're not doing anything then how can you even believe anything that you just said? Human population is one of the big causes of extinction of other animals and there are plenty of humans out there trying to make up for that while you're being one human statistic that is just in the population not doing anything and complaining that others aren't doing anything.

You're right, we can't start killing humans to keep population under control. We don't owe any animal that.

Okay the last thing I'm going to talk about is the part about you saying that we live in places humans were never built to live. I want you to think about that for a little bit. How does every animal(including humans) survive? We all adapt to our surroundings. We find shelter wherever we can, we move if the climate in a certain area is bad, we kill certain things for food or for threatening our existance, etc. We change to survive in our surroundings. Now this is the reason why I love humans so much and I am amazed a species exists with this ability. We have the ability to change our SURROUNDINGS TO SUIT US. We are capable of thoughts for repercussions of hunting or killing species and yet you want to call humans dumb yet think every other animal is a genius for just staying balanced in the natural order? That's just stupid, dude, straight up. I don't owe you anything. I'm just going to tell you that based on everything you've written here, I think you're stupid.

Maybe you hate humans and think they're stupid because of the humans you live around. I don't know about you but my friends are brilliant. One of the biggest reasons why I don't think we need to worry about the future of the human race is because of how great the people around me are. If you live long enough, you're definitely going to see a brilliant future.
#210 to #167 - ARRRGGGG (06/17/2013) [-]
Just putting it out there, humans aren't the only organisms that change their environment.
#330 to #210 - anonymous (06/17/2013) [-]
How about beavers? Or even ants?
User avatar #214 to #210 - toosexyforyou (06/17/2013) [-]
Be more specific.
#217 to #214 - ARRRGGGG (06/17/2013) [-]
Ants/termites/bees/whatever modify their environments by building shelters and **** . Beavers build dams. Birds and other nesting creatures build nests for their eggs. Looks up ecosystem engineers.
#176 to #167 - anonymous (06/17/2013) [-]
Shhhhhh to you both... Shhhhhhhh...

No one actually cares what anyone on here says or thinks... My own comment is completely useless as well because of that but Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
User avatar #196 to #176 - crazyhindu (06/17/2013) [-]
I think he wants you to Shhhhhhh
#136 to #134 - anonymous (06/17/2013) [-]
Wynne/ the go
T I' ll could outrun alt but the
fastest of humans. we
have taunt
User avatar #376 to #140 - cycloneclone (06/18/2013) [-]
Ok well I slept on it and I just wanted to share my thoughts after thinking about what you and I said. I really do understand why you think I'm and idiot and why I'm so closed minded. I still believe a lot of what I said but I believe it really came out wrong and I did sound like a "14 year old suburban girl". Sometimes when I'm really tired I sound like that, and I have had to deal with idiots like that before and know how hard it is to handle their stupidity. I actually got something out of what you said though so it makes me feel better. Again, its just some after thoughts.
User avatar #377 to #376 - toosexyforyou (06/18/2013) [-]
I'm glad to hear that. Definitely makes the long paragraphs worth it.
#130 to #128 - swagbot (06/17/2013) [-]
Reactionism Fails.
Wisdom Prevails.

I just made that up u like it?
#7 to #2 - beerholder (06/16/2013) [-]
Given the fact that we even have our knees backward. They're terrible for running, but make chairs possible...
#118 to #7 - bulbakip (06/17/2013) [-]
Technically our knees aren't backwards, we just have long femurs and short ankles.
#154 to #118 - beerholder (06/17/2013) [-]
my whole life was a lie
my whole life was a lie
#85 to #7 - anonymous (06/17/2013) [-]
the vast majority of mammals have the same number and position of major joints in their bodies. human knees are no different from the knees of a dog or a horse or anything else, it's the bones between joints that are different sizes
#115 to #85 - anonymous (06/17/2013) [-]
........No. Look at a dog's hind legs, or a horse's, or a deer's, or even a cow's, and then look at human legs. Ours are definitely backwards.
#342 to #115 - rieskimo (06/17/2013) [-]
Obviously you've never seen any of those animal's skeletons, or you somehow haven't seen a human skeleton.
#11 to #7 - anonymous (06/16/2013) [-]
Well terrible is a bit of a exaggeration maybe... They are much good to grip around things though, such as trees.
#157 to #11 - anonymous (06/17/2013) [-]
cats can climb trees

we cant without having branches around to help us climb
User avatar #12 to #11 - anomorphous (06/16/2013) [-]
We can also throw **** . We're one of the few animals that have the eyes and shoulders to throw things accurately.
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