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Are humans naturally evolved for killing giant animals?
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given how we hunted most to excitation, probably
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>>7802852
dunno, is your mum still alive?
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>>7802877
>excitation
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>>7802883
Hunting is pretty exciting
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>>7802877
>>7802888
The excited state of a woolly mammoth has a half-life of 10 minutes, and commonly ends in the release of gallons of blood via transition to the ground state. Humans are advised to avoid if not using a protective spear or leather tunic.
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>>7802901
lol good one
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Meats will only work on Smilodon when it's fatigued
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>>7802882
came here to post something like this but funnier

fuck you faget
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>>7802852
Humans are evolved to kill pretty much everything.

One of the physiological things that humans are better at most other animals is sheer endurance over distance. Animals are generally good at sprinting but shitty at marathons, humans can be conditioned to just walk or run after animals until they collapse from exhaustion. Canines can kinda do this, but not as well, obviously.
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>>7802852
Natural selection equipped humans to understand and comprehend medium objects moving at medium speeds.
Our natural ability is to survive and avoid being eaten by predatory animals on the African plains.
We were not equipped with the ability to understand things like quantum physics and rocket engine design, those things are a fortuitous happenstance of our larger brain and physical attributes that are tailored to facilitate building things with our hands.
So naturally, these skills aid in the gathering of small bands of Humans to overcome large animals.
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>>7802852
>Evolved
>For

That's not how it works.

Humans are predators that are capable of adapting and being effective in multiple different biomes, similar to wolves and to a lesser extant - lions. Humans are prevalent across multiple continents for roughly the same reasons that other moderately large predators have also been.

Larger megafauna such as woolly mammoths often depend on more fragile ecosystems, once the pleistocene steppe was gone, woolly mammoths were on borrowed time.

Humans were, contrary to popular belief, probably not the sole cause of megafauna extinctions at the end of the last ice age, climate change, and ecosystem shifting was probably the real nail in the coffin. Humans hunted many species of larger megafauna for very long periods before we see sudden population declines.
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>>7803383
Basically this

The idea that the small population of humans around during the ice age managed to eradicate an entire species of animal via hunting is ridiculous

More likely they were almost entirely wiped out during the younger dryas and the remainder starved or were hunted
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>>7802852
Humans got two really stellar abilities from natural selection. One was consciousness/ pattern recognition and the other was the ability to run down prey over very long distances.

You know for a board full of engineers and physicists how come you fags don't know simple biology.
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