posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 05:22 PM
Originally posted by NavyDoc
Originally posted by randomname
and they died right after the were "discovered".
most likely from the thousands of petulances that seem to have emerged after world war 2 and globalization.
Interesting point. There are well documented accounts of concentration camp and POW survivors at the end of WWII dying because they were fed regular,
high fat and high protein food that the troops were carrying. This was called "overfeeding casualties" because their systems, used to a
starvation/sustinence diet, were not ready for such a drastic change and were "shocked." When you said this, I thought of that.
What I was trying to get at in my other post, the human body and even mind does not so much adapt and become stronger as it just sort of gets used to
things being in a certain way, even if that way is harsh and extreme.
And usually only in a slow process, and for them it was a slow process of moving farther and farther into the wilderness, but as soon as something
completely different that they are not used to is introduced in such a fashion it completely overwhelms them, even if it would be harmless to us.
The family got used to things being that way, but as soon as something new was introduced, such as the progress of civilization and its gadgets, or
more likely the germs of civilization which the team that found them brought with them, well they succumbed fast. Its like if feeding a starving
person food that we would consume on a daily basis but for them it would be dangerous or even poison till there body got used to it especially if they
never ate it before.
Hows that for irony a starving man dies from overeating. Its just as dangerous to take a man who has been living completely alone in the wilderness
and then suddenly thrust him into civilization as it would be to take somebody from civilization and suddenly thrust them into the wilderness. Both
being used and adapted to there current environments one a winter jungle and the other a concrete jungle would not survive long outside there
Said it time and time again, humans are like goldfish. If your remove them from there fish tank and put them in another they will die because they
will not be used to the new fish tank and its water and microorganisms or lack of said microorganisms, even if they technically have everything in
there necessary for there survival the shock alone can and will likely kill them.