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Fight, Fight, Fight: The History of Human Aggression
LiveScience ^ | January 2010 | Charles Q. Choi

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: aggression; anthropology; godsgravesglyphs; history; humanaggression; psychology
The first comment at the source is dated 30 January 2010, but that doesn't mean the story was not posted before then.

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1 posted on 02/02/2010 11:44:41 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

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.

Hmph.

And actually, shouldn’t they have started with the fist? Followed by the rock, and then the bone or branch club?

Double Hmph.


2 posted on 02/02/2010 11:54:21 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Talisker

They left out metal workers / blacksmiths and such.


3 posted on 02/03/2010 12:00:58 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Talisker
And actually, shouldn’t they have started with the fist? Followed by the rock, and then the bone or branch club?

They mention them....as pre-human.


4 posted on 02/03/2010 12:03:09 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: neverdem
our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees

Should read..."My closest living relative...".
Speak for yourself, Snapperhead!

5 posted on 02/03/2010 12:29:33 AM PST by gr8eman (Everybody is a rocket scientist...until launch day!)
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To: neverdem

Humility is probably the greatest characteristic ever possessed in warfare.


6 posted on 02/03/2010 1:16:18 AM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: neverdem

7 posted on 02/03/2010 7:49:27 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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To: Talisker

“And actually, shouldn’t they have started with the fist?”

They should have started with the tongue.


8 posted on 02/03/2010 9:08:58 AM PST by Rennes Templar ("Though the wrong be often strong, God still rules this earthly throng")
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To: neverdem
Feh - this is what revolutionized warfare:

Anything nicknamed a "John Wayne" you just know has to be good.

9 posted on 02/03/2010 9:19:11 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: neverdem

The list should have started off with edged weapons.


10 posted on 02/03/2010 10:08:55 AM PST by gilor (Pull the wool over your own eyes!)
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To: Billthedrill
Anything nicknamed a "John Wayne" you just know has to be good.

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?

http://www.vietnamgear.com/kit.aspx?kit=257

P38 Can Opener

Category Existence Gear
Sub-Category Rations
Date 1968
Considered "The Army's Greatest Invention", this amazingly simple 1-1/2 inch stamped metal device was developed in Chicago during the summer of 1942 by the Subsistence Research Laboratory for use by troops during World War II.

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.

11 posted on 02/03/2010 11:36:11 AM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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12 posted on 02/03/2010 2:41:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: SunkenCiv; neverdem

There is always a simple answer for anything, no matter how complex "experts" try to make it seem.

13 posted on 02/03/2010 3:09:13 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I think not, therefore I don't exist!)
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To: neverdem

Aggressive behavior is rooted in a Garden a little over 6000 years ago.


14 posted on 02/03/2010 3:28:33 PM PST by LiteKeeper ("It's the peoples' seat!")
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To: Talisker
LOL - they left out the knife and sword! and the rolling pin :-)
15 posted on 02/03/2010 3:29:43 PM PST by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Short period of my life my drinking buddies were SEALs


16 posted on 02/03/2010 3:45:41 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: SunkenCiv

17 posted on 02/03/2010 4:03:11 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: Rennes Templar; SunkenCiv

“And actually, shouldn’t 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

Boom!

Og: “To the moon Oola.”


18 posted on 02/03/2010 4:50:48 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: wildbill

I rest my case.


19 posted on 02/03/2010 5:02:19 PM PST by Rennes Templar ("Though the wrong be often strong, God still rules this earthly throng")
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To: LiteKeeper
Aggressive behavior is rooted in a Garden a little over 6000 years ago.

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.

20 posted on 02/03/2010 5:30:57 PM PST by Reeses
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To: wildbill

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2443829/posts


21 posted on 02/03/2010 5:33:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: wendy1946

And never go to war without finishing the job. :’)


22 posted on 02/03/2010 5:37:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

/bingo


23 posted on 02/03/2010 5:38:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: SunkenCiv
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.

24 posted on 02/03/2010 5:45:47 PM PST by Reeses
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