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    Re: Are we better off than the prehistoric man?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    I see. This also seems to point to an uncompromising attachment to one's own life. This seems more general today than in prehistoric times. Is that natural?
    Oh, I'm quite attached to my own life, and wouldn't want to have seen it end at age 25. Yes, I believe that is natural. Without a will to live, it is likely that species homo sapiens would have become extinct by now.
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    Re: Are we better off than the prehistoric man?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    I wonder if I could get a better understanding here. In my experience, a girl in my school told me that she would never go out with a man as old as 40. So, if you are 40, how do you get a social life?
    You hang with other adults, defined as over 40, and don't try to socialize with the wet behind the ears crowd. They're pretty boring anyway.
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    Re: Are we better off than the prehistoric man?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    I am proposing, that when the overall number of people is fewer at an area, turf wars must be weaker too. So yes they did, but not to this level.
    Keep in mind that there wasn't a state or social structure - to prevent these crimes - as developed as our current one. I'm really doubting the level of gang violence was much lower at all.

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    Re: Are we better off than the prehistoric man?

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    ...and a big ass gun for things that go bump in the night. **** rocks and sticks. Propelling lead at 2000 ft./second is awesome.
    Being in QUEST FOR FIRE with a Bren Gun would have been some major hoots

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    Re: Are we better off than the prehistoric man?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    A little short, but think about this, how absolutely horrible it must be to live twice that age as we do today, what can you do at 50? No sports, no women/men, no sex, no job market, no money, no life, but you still can't die. An absolute sentence in hell on earth. I can't even imagine 40, but 50 must absolutely suck. What can one do with his life without anything?


    Holy crap, how old are you, fifteen? What's wrong with your older family members or acquaintances? You think being forty-something or fifty-something means no sports, no sex, and no money?

    What cave are you living in?? No offense but DAYUM.


    I'm forty six and I'll step into the ring with you any time, and you wouldn't be the first youngster who's got the shock of a his life than some "old man" is NOT a feeble derelict with one foot in the grave.

    I can and do run, climb, jump and swim. There actually isn't all that much I can't do now that I could do at 25.... granted it is harder, but I can still do it.

    My Dad could work most teenagers into the ground when he was in his 60's, my Mom ditto into her 70's.

    I have a Great-Aunt who is 81 and still runs a farm and could probably beat you handily at long-distance walking. I have a Great-Great Aunt that is 98 and still drives her car.


    I'm sorry, but you have NO idea whereof you speak!

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    Re: Are we better off than the prehistoric man?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    What kind of infections would have the power to kill a whole man at age 25 for example? (Really curious.)

    Holy crap, the list is endless. Without antibiotics and other modern medical advances, you can die of an abcess tooth (I almost did at 24), the flu, an infected wound (or even splinter), all kinds of things!

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    Re: Are we better off than the prehistoric man?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    I see. This also seems to point to an uncompromising attachment to one's own life. This seems more general today than in prehistoric times. Is that natural?

    I dunno. Go stand on a train track and see if you find within yourself a natural inclination to GET OUTTA THE WAY when the train comes!

    Holy ****...

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    Re: Are we better off than the prehistoric man?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    I wonder if I could get a better understanding here. In my experience, a girl in my school told me that she would never go out with a man as old as 40. So, if you are 40, how do you get a social life?


    With other forty year olds of course!!!



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    Re: Are we better off than the prehistoric man?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    A little short, but think about this, how absolutely horrible it must be to live twice that age as we do today, what can you do at 50? No sports, no women/men, no sex, no job market, no money, no life, but you still can't die. An absolute sentence in hell on earth. I can't even imagine 40, but 50 must absolutely suck. What can one do with his life without anything?

    Lookie here..........Granted this guy is not the norm....

    Jack LaLane ...."1. In 1954, at the age of 40, LaLanne swam the length of the Golden Gate Bridge underwater with 140lbs of weight fixed to his body (including two air tanks), setting an “undisputed” world record.

    2. In 1955, at the age of 41, LaLanne said “Cuff me, mother****ers!” and swam from Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf—something that even desperate Alcatraz prisoners couldn’t do without dying from hypothermia or getting eaten by sharks.

    3. In 1956, age 42, LaLanne shows up on Art Baker’s show “You Asked For It,” and proceeds to do 1,033 push-ups in 23 minutes. Even when I was in Kempo-Goju Karate as a young chap, and forced to do push-ups on my knuckles, I could never dream of such a feat. No big deal for LaLanne, though.

    4. In 1957, age 43, LaLanne tows a 2,500 cabin cruiser across the Golden Gate Channel. The ocean currents made what should have been a 1 mile swim, 6 1/2 miles.

    5. In 1976, at age 65, LaLanne towed 65 boats carrying 6,500 pounds of Louisiana Pacific pulp while handcuffed and shackled near Tokyo.

    6. He married a woman named Elaine, leaving her with the terrible but comical name Elaine LaLanne.....
    The Feats of Jack LaLanne | Death and Taxes


    .....but there is no requirement to be unfit, fat, celibate or broke because a person reaches a certain age. The aforementioned conditions can occur at any age. Self discipline, desire and effort are all that is needed....
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    Re: Are we better off than the prehistoric man?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    So what if we propose this then, a 40 year old prehistoric guy grew to that ("old"?) age with his social surrounding's support. Today, we grow to that and older ages with dwindling government benefit support, and there is no hiding under some common family/tribal shelter.
    Prehistoric people weren't really tribal and had no government, so I'm not sure how you're making the comparison there.
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