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Darwin-L Message Log 5:206 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:206>From azlerner@midway.uchicago.edu  Fri Jan 28 20:43:15 1994

Date: Fri, 28 Jan 94 20:51:46 CST
From: "asia z lerner" <azlerner@midway.uchicago.edu>
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: tools

	Are we slower, etc. than the apes? Granted, it is not fair to compare
	Olympic athletes to run-of-the-mill apes, nor should we consider only
	American couch potatoes. The athletes are self-selected to be atypical
	of our species. The couch potatoes are reflective of an undemanding
	lifestyle made possible by culture but not a genetic adaptation to
	culture. Anthropological has been explicit in arguing that humans have
	_more_ stamina than other mammals. We may not be as fast as a gazelle,
	but I don't have the impression that we lag much behind apes. Does
	anyone have any hard data on this?

Body fat? I remember that humans have more of it than apes from AAT, were this,
as I understand, playes a major role as a proof of the theory.

Asia

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