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Humans Vs. Animals: What's The Difference? [Pic]

Hits: 49333 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Science | Added by: fancylad
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KtySpix
Male, 18-29, Canada
 621 Posts
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 4:41:00 AM
lifespa"m"

Supersyko
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 316 Posts
Saturday, March 06, 2010 8:20:57 PM
@ Pingas.... If humans are a plague, then go kill yourself. be the cure... apparently we have somthing over them, look at what we have accomplished vs what they have. we own them as pets, we eat them...ect.

vfr4
Male, 30-39, Canada
 186 Posts
Saturday, March 06, 2010 5:19:39 PM
Dogs can come close to beating humans at distance running.

Craigium
Male, 18-29, Canada
 41 Posts
Saturday, March 06, 2010 4:27:25 PM
I wish we also got wings from birds. lol

dontcare91
Male, 13-17, Western US
 65 Posts
Saturday, March 06, 2010 2:10:05 AM
Mhmmm

Pingas
Male, 13-17, Europe
 312 Posts
Friday, March 05, 2010 6:12:16 PM
Animals ftw. Humans are a plague.

CapnAwesome
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 236 Posts
Friday, March 05, 2010 5:52:42 PM
But camels could beat us in long distance running if they tried! WE HAVE NOTHING LEFT D:

bb0687
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 27 Posts
Friday, March 05, 2010 2:37:44 PM
Chimps arent just flinging poop and fishing for termites. They make spears now.

Trumple07
Male, 13-17, Europe
 425 Posts
Friday, March 05, 2010 2:12:40 PM
Wait...does that say LIFESPAM? :D

ElDavo
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2168 Posts
Friday, March 05, 2010 2:03:53 PM
Angilion: Are you arguing over the fairness of a comparison between humans and animals? This is supposed to be "look how cool nature can sometimes be", not "haha, stupid humans can't stack up to other animals".

Link364
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 442 Posts
Friday, March 05, 2010 6:18:35 AM
Angilion, you sure do like to talk a lot.

GirlieMutant
Female, 18-29, Europe
 238 Posts
Friday, March 05, 2010 1:03:07 AM
LIFESPAM!

magoo22
Male, 30-39, Australia
 663 Posts
Friday, March 05, 2010 1:01:36 AM
@Angilion Well put! Humans are the great adapters. Apart from long distance running, humans don't do many things as well as some other species......but they can perform a far greater range of tasks than any other single species. The nearest comparable animal is the chimpanzee and its claim to fame is using a stick to get termites out of a log......Oh! and it can hurl its own faeces.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11413 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:35:49 PM
It's also unfair to compare humans to the top animals in each area, and only in selected aspects.

Take eyesight, for example. Yes, an eagle has far superior clarity of vision at a distance. But it has crappy colour vision and crappy low-light vision. Humans spank eagles in those aspects of vision. Humans are excellent all-rounders when it comes to vision.


Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11413 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:30:58 PM
The two biggest factors are heat loss and running efficiency. Humans can dump heat faster than other animals, far faster than most. Overheating is what stops most animals.

HUmans can run with less effort due to the springiness of human legs. The force of impact of each footfall is partially stored in the form of compression and bending in the leg and released when pushing off for the next step, significantly reducing the effort required. Humans can do a medium run with a far lower proportion of maximum effort than other animals can.

So humans tire more slowly and overheat more slowly. It's an advantage that was crucial when humans were hunter-gatherers on the plains of Africa. Persistence hunting works, so our ancestors ate.


Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11413 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:24:23 PM
I'd like to see some source of evidence for this... as I can't believe a human would run long distance better than say, a horse.

Horses are unusual because they have been selectively bred by humans for millenia. They are, in effect, genetically engineered by humans to increase their speed and stamina.

They still can't outrun equally fit humans over long distances. Horses bred for endurance can beat humans up to marathon distances, but beyond that it's humans all the way.

The issue is sustained speed. A human in good shape can do a steady jog all day. No other animal can. At best, they can maintain a brisk walking pace...and human jogging pace is faster. A fit riding horse can comfortably sustain about 35 miles per day. A fit human can beat that while carrying half their own weight.


shay_d
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 14 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:05:43 PM
we still have hate crimes right *BLANK* animals and jews

GuesssWho
Female, 13-17, Western US
 77 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 8:54:51 PM
In general? Humans suck.

Link_Hiei
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 5189 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 11:37:56 AM
"can't run for more than 5 minutes before stopping."

Lool so true.


Oystah
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 3886 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:45:52 AM
The difference is clothes. People wear clothes.

NitroJunkie
Male, 70 & Over, Africa
 766 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:38:38 AM
Sentinel-
Those people have trained years for the supermarathon. Imagine running, non stop, for nearly 12 hours? or 24, or 48?
I'll bet the vast majority of people here (yes, myself included) can't run for more than 5 minutes before stopping.

KageLockhart
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 46 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:35:34 AM
"I'd like to see some source of evidence for this... as I can't believe a human would run long distance better than say, a horse."

Horses tire easily. Contrary to popular belief, horses can run for only about 45 minutes. Thats why they used so many horses for the pony express. Riders switched horses every hour.


LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:13:54 AM
Whether we're a virus or not, the earth is pretty damn strong. We will not destroy it. At worst, we will make it unsuitable for ourselves.

Its true that we will not destroy it, but we could if we had to.

However I think things are going the other way. We are making the planet more suitable for ourselves, at the expense of the rest of life.


Pooptart19
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2280 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:08:17 AM
Well, as long as no animal invents the shotgun, I think we're safe.

My fellow human, I've seen a polar bear in a sidecar using a machine gun. We're royally f*cked.


Valonqar
Male, 13-17, Europe
 117 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:06:34 AM
Well, as long as no animal invents the shotgun, I think we're safe.

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