Skip to comments.Fight, Fight, Fight: The History of Human Aggression
Posted on 02/02/2010 11:44:40 PM PST by neverdem
The use of weapons may date back well before the rise of humanity, given evidence that even our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees, can use spears to hunt other primates. To see how fighting evolved from hand-to-hand combat to world war, here are 10 major innovations that revolutionized combat.
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LOL - they left out the knife and sword!
They started instead with the arrow, but surely that is a secondary invention, building first on the knife and then the sword, and then the concept of bladed weapons generally.
And actually, shouldn’t they have started with the fist? Followed by the rock, and then the bone or branch club?
They left out metal workers / blacksmiths and such.
They mention them....as pre-human.
Should read..."My closest living relative...".
Speak for yourself, Snapperhead!
Humility is probably the greatest characteristic ever possessed in warfare.
“And actually, shouldnt they have started with the fist?”
They should have started with the tongue.
Anything nicknamed a "John Wayne" you just know has to be good.
The list should have started off with edged weapons.
I was unaware jarheads called it a John Wayne. I still call it a P38. I still have a bunch, carrying one for 4 decades on a grenade pull ring on which I keep my keys. Call me cheap. Make my day.
That penny in your pic from Wikipedia had me going until I figured it's just for scale. How did you reduce the image?
P38 Can Opener
The P38 supposedly acquired its name from the 38 Punctures required to open a C-Rations can. The Navy and Marines also gave it the name "John Wayne" because he was shown in a training film opening a can of C-Rations.
Officially designated 'US Army Pocket Can Opener' or 'Opener, Can, Hand, Folding, Type 1,' it adorned the dog tag chains and key rings of WWII, Korean, and Vietnam vets ever since they opened their first can of C-rats.
Thanks neverdem. This article is so obviously heretical and blasphemous that I want to beat the living crap of the liar who wrote it! ;')
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There is always a simple answer for anything, no matter how complex "experts" try to make it seem.
Aggressive behavior is rooted in a Garden a little over 6000 years ago.
Short period of my life my drinking buddies were SEALs
And actually, shouldnt they have started with the fist?
They should have started with the tongue.”
Oola: “Og you sorry sham of a REAL cave man, staying out with your nasty Chimp buddies all night, never drumming home, and my mother says...yadayadayada...bum...yadayada next cave neighbor...yadayadayada...no fire...yadayadayada
Og: “To the moon Oola.”
I rest my case.
The emotion of envy, such as Cain murdering Able, has been the driver of murder, war, human evolution, and voting Democrat. As much as I dislike leftists, we wouldn't have evolved much without leftists from the beginning trying to destroy others and their wealth in envy.
And never go to war without finishing the job. :’)
The Jews have a long history of not finishing the job, maybe out of a sense of sport.