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Book: 'You are the worst man in history'
Reuters via ESPNSports ^

Posted on 10/17/2009 3:42:14 AM PDT by Daffynition

LONDON -- Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun world 100- and 200-meter record-holder Usain Bolt in modern conditions.

Some Tutsi men in Rwanda exceeded the current world high jump record of 2.45 meters during initiation ceremonies in which they had to jump at least their own height to progress to manhood.

Any Neanderthal woman could have beaten former bodybuilder and current California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in an arm wrestle.

These and other eye-catching claims are detailed in a book by Australian anthropologist Peter McAllister entitled "Manthropology" and provocatively sub-titled "The Science of the Inadequate Modern Male".

"If you're reading this then you -- or the male you have bought it for -- are the worst man in history," McAllister writes in the opening sentence of the prologue. "No ifs, no buts -- the worst man, period. ... As a class we are in fact the sorriest cohort of masculine Homo sapiens to ever walk the planet."

Delving into a wide range of source material McAllister finds evidence he believes proves that modern man is inferior to his predecessors in, among other fields, the basic Olympic athletics disciplines of running and jumping.

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(Excerpt) Read more at sports.espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; History; Society
KEYWORDS: anthropology; bookreview; males
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1 posted on 10/17/2009 3:42:14 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
"'You are the worst man in history'"

I thought this was about Keith Olberdouche.

2 posted on 10/17/2009 3:44:30 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Daffynition

Blah blah blah....I could high jump 6’ 6” In High school, while standing just under 5’. I could grab rim and I am white. Of course an animal like what is called a Neanderthal woman could out arm wrestle Ahnold. Chimpanzees are many times stronger than the strongest man, it is the way they are built.


3 posted on 10/17/2009 3:48:23 AM PDT by runninglips (It was just time for this to come to a head.....)
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4 posted on 10/17/2009 3:55:09 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition

You can always find animals that are stronger, faster and tougher than any man alive today. The strength with humans has always been our brains, that have allowed us to develop tools that mean we don’t have to be physically stronger, faster or tougher than all the other animals. That’s why humans rule the earth and other animals don’t.
Its also why being big, strong and tough within the small pond of humanity doesn’t mean they’re going to be the most successful at life compared to the pencil-necked geek who was always better at school than they were....


5 posted on 10/17/2009 3:56:22 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Daffynition
The weakest men in history are probably those of the last 40 years...purely because so many of them spent their lives sitting behind desks and never did any physical exercise.

But things are changing.

Folks still sit behind desks but now the gyms are packed. I moved to a small town in 2001 (having spent my career in NYC and a few other cities where people exercise)...and when I arrived there was only one gym and it was empty. Now there are 5 gyms and they are packed from 6:30 am until 9:00 pm. At my gym, there is even a long waiting list for the spin classes.

Many of the folks at the various gyms are heart patients who have been sent there by the docs and some are even morbidly obese.

But they are getting with the program and getting fit.

Very uplifting!

6 posted on 10/17/2009 4:01:31 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
"Manthropology" v Mantyhose


7 posted on 10/17/2009 4:06:29 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
The gyms are packed with guys with huge arms and even huger guts. They look ridiculous. Working on your bicep? What a waste of energy.

re: the article- Does a better bowler exist today than Fred Flinstone?

8 posted on 10/17/2009 4:17:26 AM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
our brains, that have allowed us to develop tools that mean we don’t have to be physically stronger, faster or tougher than all the other animals.

yep...like a gun....to shoot/kill even the buffest of the buff of one of our "ancestors".

worth repeating: That’s why humans rule the earth and other animals don’t.

9 posted on 10/17/2009 4:21:55 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Very uplifting!

Kramer, please pick up the white courtesy phone.


10 posted on 10/17/2009 4:32:19 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Roscoe Karns
The gyms are packed with guys with huge arms and even huger guts. They look ridiculous. Working on your bicep? What a waste of energy.

You obviously haven't been to a gym lately.

While some old fashioned gyms may specialize in body-building (which is not exactly about fitness), working out in most gyms is not done for appearance but for health and a sense of well-being (however fitness does definitely improve appearance).

And so what if a man or woman working out has a gut...at least they're trying to do something about and not just complaining as you are.

It is never a waste of energy if done right and for the right reason.

That said, exercise doesn't have to be done in a gym. The great outdoors is loaded with opportunities for movement, exercise and healthy living.

Here's a great site for folks who enjoy getting healthier and stronger...BTW Crossfit.com.

Crossfit has been adopted as part of the PT effort of the USMC, Navy SEAL's, and US Army.

11 posted on 10/17/2009 4:33:39 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: Daffynition

lol...Jack is definitely ripe for a makeover...maybe he could star in the celebrity version of The Biggest Loser.


12 posted on 10/17/2009 4:35:13 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Let’s chip in and get him a gym membership .......second thought.........naw. ;)


13 posted on 10/17/2009 4:37:44 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition
He's one of my favorite actors...but I worry about his health.
14 posted on 10/17/2009 4:39:35 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: Daffynition

Let’s see cave woman reload Windows Vista.


15 posted on 10/17/2009 4:40:27 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Buck Ofama!!)
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16 posted on 10/17/2009 4:43:52 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: muir_redwoods

Why would you do that? Win7 is a much better answer.


17 posted on 10/17/2009 4:44:27 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: muir_redwoods
Let’s see cave woman reload Windows Vista.

Navy SEALs, Marines, and Rangers can do it!;-)

18 posted on 10/17/2009 4:45:00 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I do like a lot of his acting ...and I try to ignore his political leanings.


19 posted on 10/17/2009 4:45:23 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition

I’m not even familiar with his political leanings. But then again, actors have proven time and time again that acting isn’t exactly a high IQ activity...so I can only imagine I wouldn’t care for his politics.


20 posted on 10/17/2009 4:47:47 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Perhaps he can be converted.
21 posted on 10/17/2009 4:51:29 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Roscoe Karns
The gyms are packed with guys with huge arms and even huger guts. They look ridiculous. Working on your bicep? What a waste of energy.

You're right. They should stay at home, indoors; drink beer and eat bacon. Now those guys certainly don't look ridiculois.

22 posted on 10/17/2009 5:01:57 AM PDT by jla
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To: Daffynition

He should have a chat with Jon Voight.


23 posted on 10/17/2009 5:02:46 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: jla

s/b ridiculous


24 posted on 10/17/2009 5:05:13 AM PDT by jla
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To: JoeProBono
"Manthropology"; "His conclusions about the speed of Australian aboriginals 20,000 years ago are based on a set of footprints, preserved in a fossilized claypan lake bed, of six men chasing prey."


25 posted on 10/17/2009 5:14:07 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies; jla

Who gives a flying you know what about a bunch of gym faggots? I’ve been working out steadily since I was 15- I don’t need to make a big show of it.


26 posted on 10/17/2009 5:20:45 AM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Daffynition
These and other eye-catching claims are detailed in a book by Australian anthropologist Peter McAllister entitled "Manthropology" and provocatively sub-titled "The Science of the Inadequate Modern Male".

Most desk-bound males are of average intelligence, capable of reading, walking -- at least to a refrigerator and lifting 20 pounds. These abilities are sufficient to overcome knuckle-draggers living in a pristine would-be-world, who are idolized in the story above. Even aging, fat, unathletic cubicle bound males would be able to "overcome" their braichiating yester-year counterparts and do so at several hundred yards.

An inexpensive metal lathe can be purchased for less than $1000.00 US. A fluted gun drill can be purchased for $150.00. 22 inches of Cro-Moly 4045 barrel steel can be purchased easily or hardened axle rod steel purchased from a junkyard could be used in a pinch. Lathe milling attachment plans can be Googled and other rifle parts can be easily manufactured by hand. Parts made and assembled along with ammo would be game, set and match.

All in all, troglodytes from our past as described above wouldn't stand a chance against modern man.


27 posted on 10/17/2009 5:24:54 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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I like the way you think. Sadly, the way things are going, all of the under 30 machinists will be located in China soon.


28 posted on 10/17/2009 5:27:06 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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29 posted on 10/17/2009 5:29:19 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition
Ludicrous.

Human beings have never been as healthy, tall, well nourished, and as intelligent as today (intelligence is correlated with height, nourishment and health).

Human size and health did ‘take a hit’ from our early hunter gatherer fore-bearers, when they became civilized and started city living that was rife with food deprivation and rampant disease - but 1000 city folk can and did hunt down and kill those 100 healthy hunter gatherers that the same region would support - so hunting/gathering went the way of the dodo for most human societies.

But the food deprivation and rampant diseases of city living have largely been eliminated in modern nations.

The “giant” Vikings were shorter than your average American male. I am 6'3” and would have been a “giant” back in the Middle Ages.

30 posted on 10/17/2009 5:32:07 AM PDT by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be RE-distributed?)
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To: Roscoe Karns; jla
"Gym faggots"...sounds like someone is a little insecure (and angry) about working out around other people. Guess he never had a coach.
31 posted on 10/17/2009 5:46:57 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: Daffynition

And I thought this article was about the Cro-Magnum Kenyan.


32 posted on 10/17/2009 5:59:45 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: Roscoe Karns

That’s a very strange comment.... Get some coffee.


33 posted on 10/17/2009 6:02:55 AM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: Daffynition

bump


34 posted on 10/17/2009 6:13:43 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Daffynition

With the exception of horses in westerns, Do you know of any animal that can 26 miles non stop?


35 posted on 10/17/2009 7:13:29 AM PDT by seemoAR
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To: seemoAR
The Albatross.

But you meant land animal, right?

36 posted on 10/17/2009 7:17:09 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition

Modern man invented the internet. Cavemen invented rape. Modern man wins!


37 posted on 10/17/2009 7:25:03 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Daffynition

I forgot to say “run 26 miles”. ;0)


38 posted on 10/17/2009 7:37:28 AM PDT by seemoAR
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To: seemoAR
And I was just pulling your chain. ;-P


39 posted on 10/17/2009 7:45:20 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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40 posted on 10/17/2009 8:07:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Roscoe Karns
Gym faggots? I'll be going back to the gym shortly, early AM is mostly middle-aged folks, though usually on Sat afternoons many seniors come in. I'll have to take a closer look at the 70 - 80 year olds who use the treadmills and work out on the machines to see if they show any signs of being queers. LOL

Of course there also are young men and women working out there. But I'd reckon the % that might be gay is about the same for PhotoShop buffs.

You're very good at altering images, Roscoe, too bad you're a complete arse and more than likely flabby and weak.

41 posted on 10/17/2009 8:08:17 AM PDT by jla
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Maybe at one time a “gym faggot” kicked sand in Roscoe’s face and took his gal away.


42 posted on 10/17/2009 8:10:26 AM PDT by jla
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To: jla

lol...just what you’d expect from a “gym faggot.”


43 posted on 10/17/2009 8:13:00 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: jla
I just got back from my gym an hour ago.

Lot's of senior citizens on the treadmills this morning (at least I thought they were grannies and gramps...they might have been "gym faggots" in disguise).;-)

44 posted on 10/17/2009 8:28:12 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: Daffynition

Was ist das? Stoppen Sie, meine kette heftig zu ziehen. :0)


45 posted on 10/17/2009 8:30:57 AM PDT by seemoAR
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46 posted on 10/17/2009 8:30:59 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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47 posted on 10/17/2009 8:35:13 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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48 posted on 10/17/2009 8:37:55 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: seemoAR
Meine entschuldigungen


49 posted on 10/17/2009 8:41:55 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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50 posted on 10/17/2009 8:41:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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