Re: The brain and the hand

John Clark (
Sat, 7 Aug 1999 09:56:11 -0400

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Michael S. Lorrey <>

>the human carriage is optimized for long distance endurance jogging,
>to run a wounded animal down as it

That's not because of bipedalism, it's because of lack of hair and a better way to get rid of excess heat, but I seem to remember going over this same ground a year or two ago.

>Even today though, I know of people in my state who live off of the land.

Well certainly, but I'm quite certain that animals they killed with thrown rocks does not make up a significant fraction of their diet, and modern humans must be a hell of a lot better at it than a pea brain like Lucy would be.

John K Clark
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