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Did Humans Evolve to Be Long-Distance Runners?

Sunday, April 4th, 2021

Did Humans Evolve to Be Long-Distance Runners?

Due to the a few visitors that have jswipe revealed this article that is recent SEED Magazine which once more dredges within the tired argument that people developed to be long-distance runners.

almost all of you understand right now that we completely disagree with this concept. We say humans developed become exemplary sluggish movers (walk, jog, migrate, forage, crawl, scramble, etc) burning mostly fat. We additionally developed into pretty decent short sprinters, but we failed to evolve to operate distances that are long. Sure, very early people had been all-around fit sufficient and effective at the periodic long effortless jaunt after an animal, but to imagine that normal selection redesigned our simian forms to perform the Boston Marathon is, in my experience, ludicrous.

We’ve hashed this out a whole lot in past times when a Men’s wellness mag article many years ago quoted Dr. Daniel Lieberman, a leading proponent for the “ER” (stamina operating) theory as suggesting that very early people would run an animal to death by chasing it for for 5 or 10 kilometers until it passed away of temperature swing. They call it determination hunting. We get the idea – that this behavior generated some specific human evolution as distance runners – become preposterous on a few levels. First, most of the record that is fossil very early people had been scavengers and lived pretty much off road kill until they started using tools a couple of hundred thousand years back. (more…)