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Message started by Thearos on Oct 2nd, 2021 at 10:38am

Title: History of throwing
Post by Thearos on Oct 2nd, 2021 at 10:38am
This is tangentially related to our concerns-- humans are just anatomically good at throwing things. But what stuck out for me was the point about archaeologists not being able to use artifacts, and hence thinking "hmm this can't be thrown". It's reminiscent of Thom Richardson slinging horribly and hence saying "the sling was a short range, ineffective weapon"

https://www.sapiens.org/biology/evolution-throwing/?fbclid=IwAR03chWCyUBjAvtvP0dpcZPSaWlmjzvoeqUfCtyf_kJmR-sZegj7UAsGSKg

Title: Re: History of throwing
Post by Sarosh on Oct 2nd, 2021 at 1:16pm
after watching a plumber making and flying a hoverbike https://youtu.be/soxxPyaAT1k
I realized that practice/skill can outdo science and tech.

Title: Re: History of throwing
Post by Kick on Oct 3rd, 2021 at 11:10am
Great article! And yeah it is almost funny that a load of weedy archaeologists were barely getting the javelin out of their hands so said "It must have been for thrusting..." rather than admit they couldn't throw a spear to literally save their lives  ;D

There must be so many tools that have been underestimated and cast aside as near useless because the person describing it had no idea how to use it. In this case it was a spear, something super recognisable and "understood" as to how it works and it was STILL misunderstood.

Title: Re: History of throwing
Post by Thearos on Oct 3rd, 2021 at 5:01pm
I like the fact that the athletes said, yes, this is clearly made for throwing

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