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(The New York Times)   Longer lifespan study says humans would have to run a marathon a day to burn as many calories as a similar sized deer. Then again, you would easily run a marathon a day if there was someone always chasing you around with a gun   (nytimes.com) divider line 13
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2014-01-23 09:20:00 AM
I run a marathon every day.

/in 26 minutes
 
2014-01-23 09:30:34 AM
Subby lives in Detroit? ...Or is it D.C. perhaps?

/No wonder the people from blue states are so thin.
 
2014-01-23 09:35:06 AM
Yes, because deer season lasts all year, and that's the best way to hunt is to actually chase the deer around with a gun.  I guess it's hard for subby to learn about things like wildlife management when he's living in his mother's basement, though.
 
2014-01-23 09:36:05 AM
Most Americans won't run a Marathon in their lifetime. And by that I mean from the time they're born until they time they drop dead of a heart attack at age 52, most of them won't have walked a total of 26 miles.
 
2014-01-23 09:38:18 AM

Farce-Side: Yes, because deer season lasts all year, and that's the best way to hunt is to actually chase the deer around with a gun.  I guess it's hard for subby to learn about things like wildlife management when he's living in his mother's basement, though.


Nah, you just set out a lot of bait, sit up in a tree with a rifle and a scope.

Sporting.
 
2014-01-23 09:44:02 AM

KeatingFive: Farce-Side: Yes, because deer season lasts all year, and that's the best way to hunt is to actually chase the deer around with a gun.  I guess it's hard for subby to learn about things like wildlife management when he's living in his mother's basement, though.

Nah, you just set out a lot of bait, sit up in a tree with a rifle and a scope.

Sporting.


Depends on the state with the bait thing, but yes.  Delicious.  Much more sporting than raising the animal from birth in an enclosure for the sole purpose of killing it.
 
2014-01-23 09:46:30 AM

KeatingFive: Farce-Side: Yes, because deer season lasts all year, and that's the best way to hunt is to actually chase the deer around with a gun.  I guess it's hard for subby to learn about things like wildlife management when he's living in his mother's basement, though.

Nah, you just set out a lot of bait, sit up in a tree with a rifle and a scope.

Sporting.


Consider that it is the role of a prey animal to die one of three ways.
Starvation, disease, or predation.
A bullet to the heart isn't as bad as being mauled by wolves.

/So long as the hunts are managed its not like we risk driving animals extinct.
/Deer are tasty and a prime cause of deforestation if allowed to overpopulate.
 
2014-01-23 09:47:16 AM
Bummer of a birthmark, Hal.
 
2014-01-23 09:51:48 AM
I think the most interesting idea from TFA is in the last sentence:

"The study also found that primates in zoos expended as much energy per day as animals in the wild, suggesting that physical activity may be less critical to burning calories than currently believed, Dr. Pontzer said."

There is much we still don't know about weight and nutrition, and to believe it's as simple as "when calories in > calories out = weight gain" or vice versa is a vast oversimplification of metabolism that doesn't take into account hundreds of other factors.
 
2014-01-23 10:15:12 AM
Or with a mouthfull of teeth

www.fieldtripearth.org
 
2014-01-23 10:23:18 AM

Humans hunt down an animal by chasing it until it drops from exhaustion.

We're not the fastest creatures but we're the best long distance runners.

Also we are very good at finding ways to kill things

 
2014-01-23 05:25:45 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-23 09:01:04 PM
Some of our ancestors ran two or three day Marathons. They hunted by chasing animals until they gave up and let the hunters kill them. If you could get them running in circles you could tag in other hunters and take a break with the women and children watching the fun and cheering for their favourite runner.

There, I've just solved the problem of the domestication of herbivores.

First step, out run them over the long haul.
Second step, build pens and traps chase them around the pens.
Third step, feed them until they come when you call.
Fourth step, put a halter around their necks and lead them away from the herd to kill them.

Our ancestors weren't dumb.
 
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