I'm re-posting this, despite your obvious
mental illness, both to demonstrate your
sociopathic desire to disrupt rather than
participate, as well as to showcase your
After all, you couldn't manage a sound
argument if one was typed out for you
and someone helped you to sound out
the bog words. Anyhow, here it is again:
Now episode-3 of National Geographic's
"Becoming Human" makes too many mistakes
for me to address in one post. And, as this
group is filled with emotionally disturbed idiots
anyway, I'll just deal with one obvious blunder:
Neanderthals and hunting.
The show insists that none of the Neanderthal
stone blades are small enough for a throwing
spear, so they had to be up-close and personal
with their prey. They insist that Neanderthals had
to stab their prey to death, with the Neanderthals
taking damage from the animals in the process.
For starters, hunting spears are nearly impossible
to find. They're just wood, so they rarely preserve
at all, and in almost any case you can imagine, if
one was preserved it would be fragmentary -- thus
impossible to identify. All you'd find is a piece of
wood, perhaps no more than a sliver.
How would you know it was a spear? What would
be capable of setting it apart from a stick?
Preserved organic material is rare, but not entirely
unheard of. We do have preserved spears dating
to BEFORE Neanderthals, perfectly balanced
throwing spears for example, and they do not have
The perfectly balanced throwing spears which we
find have sharpened wooden tips. So we don't
even have a reason to suspect that Neanderthals
would need stone points for throwing spears...
Secondly, Neanderthals do show quite a few
injuries, and it is often stated that these injuries
(their patterns) mostly closely match those of
rodeo cowboys, suggesting that Neanderthal
injuries resulted from close-in battling with large
A rodeo cowboy, in short, is someone who practices
the skills of animal husbandry -- domestication. It's
an archaic form of animal husbandry, granted, but
it's none the less animal husbandry. What idiots are
saying is that Neanderthal injuries most closely
resemble those received in an archaic form of
animal husbandry, hence they must've been walking
up to wild animals and slowly stabbing them to death.
Like I said: Dumb.
Now, there is a reason to suggest that Neanderthals
did practice a form of semi-domestication, similar to
what is seen today in the cases of Mongolian horses.
An examination of Neanderthal kills, for example,
reveal that they appeared to be culling the herds of
Caribou, taking the prime animals, and not the weak
(young or old). They were selecting, not taking what
they could. And the Caribou is a fairly passive animal.
It is claimed that you can even milk wild Caribou. But
they also could have been hunting.
Even if we assume that all humans everywhere simply
forgot how to throw a spear for a few hundred thousand
years, Neanderthals could have done quite well without
throwing weapons. How? By sitting in a tree!
If you can figure out the likely path of an animal (which
isn't hard for an experienced tracker), you in sit in a
tree above and "Ambush" them with a stabbing spear.
This is done even today. There are videos of this
online, and we are not talking about anything as
"Dangerous" as a deer, we're talking about this technique
being used to kill a bear at close quarters.
NOTE: Supposedly, going by one such modern
ambush hunter, a long thin blade is preferable... a
blade similar to what is often associated with
Finally, a really obvious way that Neanderthals might've
sustained their injuries is by living in close quarters with
(now get this) Neanderthals. As many injuries as they
appear to have sustained, as bad as they were, Neanderthals
were fairly long-lived. It has often been claimed that
they were the first humans to know their grandparents.
Early moderns didn't live any longer than Neanderthals,
which suggests less of a death struggle than fighting.
Only humans can seek to hurt you. An animal fighting
you isn't holding back, it doesn't care if it kills you. If
it was animals inflicting these injuries, and so-called
"Moderns" were not receiving them, then it follows that
Neanderthals had to die younger on average.
Unless you're deliberately trying to hurt -- avoid death --
a certain percentage has to be dying from all these
injuries. But they don't appear to be. Like I said,
Neanderthals were fairly long lived. People in historic
times weren't living any longer than they did...