In the Evolutionary Race, Humans went the extra Mile.

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  1. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    Article

    Something to think about.
     
  2. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    I read about this today. Pretty fascinating stuff, especially as I have been a long-distance runner since jr. high.

    That said, unless you meant to imply we should all run to Canada, I am not sure it is political.

    I'm sure we'll try our best though...
     
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    i wonder if bush believes in evolution
     
  4. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    As a theory this doesn't quite make sense. If any old dog can chase down a human in a sprint then the ability to run long distance is useless.

    Being able to stand up must be more important because you can see any potential predators coming - it works for mear cats.
     
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    He certainly hasn't experience it
     
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    It is not useful for evading prey so much as it is useful for hunting. I saw a program about the early humans who used to track prey for miles and miles and miles until it was just too warn out and died of exhaustion.
     
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    The reason we can run long distances is 'cause God wanted us to and made us that way.
     
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    that's right, so we can chase them pesky liberals that don't want to make any donations.
     
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    Why is hard science from Nature in the political discussion? Is it because it says that dirty word, "evolution?"

    Ugh.
     
  11. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    It was always here because God put it here.
     
  12. emw macrumors G4

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    And you're bound and determined to keep it here. But I suppose that's God's will, right? ;)

    More OT, I think we are quickly devolving from long-distance running to long-term eating. I would be interested in knowing what percentage of the adult US population, at least, can run a mile in less than 10 minutes, or run it at all.
     
  13. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I only run when someone is chasing me. I call this the ultimate evolutionary development.
     
  14. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    I hate running. I can do it, but I hate it. It wrecks my skeletal system.

    Put me on skates or a bike and I can zip around for hours, though...

    that's evolution
     
  15. emw macrumors G4

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    I see your point. If only we could evolve wheels on our feet and cut out the middle man.
     
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    Or blades.
     

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