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We were evolved to fight

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  1. Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    Does 10 push ups , eye of the tiger.
     
  3. ocean size Red Belt

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    Hmmm.. I feel like you could design a hand much better for fist fighting. Why is the most power generated when connecting with the smallest, most fragile bones on the outside of the fist? Untrained fighters (as the earliest anatomically modern men essentially would be) are especially prone to injury, and for them a hand out of commission could mean they can't keep themselves fed.

    Also modern anatomical humans are much older than anything we know about prehistoric culture, so comparing us making fists as threats to apes that don't use fists is a moot point - yes we use fists now because we've learned they are efficient and can throw them without injury, but that is not innate behavior.
     
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    Humans beings did not evolve into the most dominant species this world has ever seen due to stength or fighting skills......
     
  5. Chernabog Sherdog Curator

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    Homo sapien sapiens are less robust and durable than their ancestors homo erectus and neanderthals. A neanderthal (which existed around the time of homo sapiens as well) would wipe the floor with any modern day human regardless of their fighting skills*

    *I'll revise this, it'd be possibly but unlikely
     
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    Next time Dana says he has something up they sleeve for a JBJ opponent... we will know who it is...

    But seriously even a female Neaderthal would put a modern man to shame.

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    Shit, that one's chode puts Shane Diesel to shame, and he's ginger.

    This group did forensic reconstruction of a Neanderthal skull and got a very different answer - not sure how much faith to put in it. I think they were artists, not scientists.

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    http://www.themandus.org/what_they_looked_like.html
     
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    We evolved to outsmart everything else on the planet
     
  8. Cestus Brown Belt

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    Human fist evolved to fight better than apes.







    ...still an huge dude with martial arts skillz will get murdered in a minute by a pissed chimp half his size.
    Thank you science
     
  9. LEWIS540 .

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    Human would just shoot him.....the brain is the biggest weapon.
     
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    I'm pretty sure Jesus Christ wasn't a monkey
     
  11. SafyreSchool** Banned Banned

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    This.
    We most certainly didn't evolve to fight.
    No version of man since modern times has fought with lined up knuckles.
    Not enough time has passed for us to evolve fighting with the fist, let alone if we used our fists enough to warrant the way we fight today.

    EDIT, they did tests with the open hand against a closed fist, that's not at all an argument we evolved to fight that way. It's ideal, but not evidence of evolution.
     
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    The best proof that we are NOT supposed to fight is our standing posture

    Is good to see danger from far over the high grass level and run away
    It's good to have hands free to manipulate objects

    But for fight is the worse posture, basically we expose genitals and a belly full internal organs exactly at the fangs/claws level of every big predator :icon_chee
     
  14. JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    Guys just like to make up cute/clever stories and call them science, as that graphic a few posts above indicates.
     
  15. Chernabog Sherdog Curator

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    Yes, but that's missing the point.
     
  16. JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    No kidding. Guys who fought like that would break their hand/wrists quickly and be fucked. Even trained guys with wraps and gloves break their hands all the time.
     
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    It's interesting that Neanderthals had much larger brains(like 200-300cc larger) than modern humans, and probably had larger encephalization quotients too.

    They were the first to control the use of fire, and used a more advanced tool-kit than archaic homo-sapiens for a very long time.

    Something seems to have happened about 40,000 years ago, which doesn't coincide with an increase in brain matter. We had a cultural explosion. Seven thousand years later is the date of the last fossil trace of Neanderthals we've found.

    ...makes ya think, doesn't it.
     
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    What is your point that I apparantly missed?
     
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    The point is this article is shit, and sadly, a lot of people will eat it up.
     
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    Brain is cool, but if you want shoot at something a gun may help
     

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