a reply to: BlackProject
1. Pigs are susceptible to sun burn. That is one reason why they role in mud.
2. Some people have very strong backs, a lifetime of laziness leads to bad posture, leads to back problems. Could it be better? Sure, but you can
also prevent bad backs to an extent.
3. We have adjusted to a 24 hour day. We also adjust to different day lengths. Circadian rythim sees to that. Melatonin levels increase with lack of
light to help us sleep and is reduced when light is introduced to tell you to wake. As far as our productiveness when we're sick, I have seen animals
unable to do anything but lay down due to illness, but I will say humans seem affected more by illness.
4. The lifespan of compared animals is usually much shorter, so for humans development is spread out. The brain of an infant is more complex than an
animal and from infant to toddler learns at a much faster rate than an adult. It is necessary to absorb the information from learning basic knowledge
like language, facial expressions, limb control, facial recognition, etc. That stuff seems like pretty easy stuff, but when your a new human knowing
literally nothing about the world, that is a huge load of information. Perhaps this is why our development take longer as we are learning more than
just standing up and walking. Our language isn't instinctual and we have no genetic memory pass down (that we have discovered or been able to
activate at least).
5. Advances. Agreed.
6. We actually did use to act like this. We have evolved since then and no longer rely on our primate instincts for everything (we still do for
Now, with all that being said, I do agree with you. We are far too advanced and there are things we do that have no purpose in evolution such as
Some stuff to add to your list:
We have a more efficient cooling system than most species (sweat), although horses and pigs also sweat and of course some mammal sweat through there
paws. We have pores that cover our entire body minus a few small areas.
While we are not that fastest species on the planet by any means, we do have the most endurance (naturally, not counting the 350 lb fella who eats
more than breathes).
If you have been running since birth, the average person can run somewhere around 150 miles before the body shuts down. This is how hunting used to be
done. A deer is much faster than a human, but if you can track it well enough, it will constantly need to take breaks until it colapses. Of course, we
have become more efficient than having to do this.
Everything you wrote is still evidence to what you are claiming, I just wanted to point out some further information about them.
In the end, I believe you.
edit on 8 4 2016 by qiwi676 because: (no reason given)