Why are humans so weak compared to other animals our size?

For example, if you have a dog weighing the same as a human, that dog will almost certain be stronger than the human. Why are humans so physically weak?

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  1. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that humans have a higher bite force than snapping turtles.

  2. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    At a certain level of strength, a creature cannot control it's movements in fine motions. Look at apes. Their clumsy movements aren't from being dumb. They literally cannot do better. Humans are speced for fine motor control. Give your thanks to God for letting you have the ability to write or even have enough finger control to use your keyboard right now.

    dex/int builds rise up.

  3. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Now compare a human to an elephant. If a human was the size of an elephant we would kick their asses.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      What can an elephant actually do though? If you hug its hind legs it can't reach you with its truck, and its too sluggish to get away while you repeatedly pommel it from behind. If you stand to the side of its hind legs then it won't even be able to hit you with a back kick. If it raises its leg to perform a stomp then all you have to do is back off until it finishes its slam, then move back in to continue punching.

  4. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    the problem is bipedalism makes a human really unstable, but now we can sharpen a stick and kill anything

  5. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is her ass made of jello and marshmallows? WTF is this shit?

  6. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    We're really not. Humans are tough as shit and will regularly walk off trauma that would kill bigger animals.
    If you want a video game analogy, humans dumped strength and agility and maxed out constitution and intelligence.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Humans are tough as shit and will regularly walk off trauma that would kill bigger animals.
      Lol, lmao even. Without medical assistance a human will die 10/10 from a major injury. Look at sharks if you want to see real resilience, they can recover from having chunks of flesh ripped out of their bodies while swimming in the bacteria-filled water.

  7. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    We're long distance runners

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dogs beat us easily at long distances. Wolves (closely related to dogs) can run insane distances without eating.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        No they don't.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          Dogs beat us easily at long distances. Wolves (closely related to dogs) can run insane distances without eating.

          partially right. in hot climates we the best. in the cold wolves dont overheat

  8. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because A: Normally we only use a fraction of our true strength at any time, and only fully use it on desperate situations and B: we have a fully capable brain and hands that allow us to create tools to our advantage. A pitiful dog won't do much against a man with a pointy rock on a stick, let alone if it's launched from another stick with a stretched string on it.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Right, but this argument is excluding tools. Like, the muscle mass of humans is so pathetic compared to most animals. It's as if we traded muscle power for brain power during evolution.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Our bodies and minds evolved around tool use and changing nature to suit our own interests (as opposed to animals that change to suit nature) so of course we'd be weak without them you moron

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you deliberately ignore all the ways that humans are stronger, of course humans are going to seem weaker. We still won. Tool use > any kind of natural adaptation that has ever existed or could ever exist.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          I think OP is asking "Why can't we have it all?" and it's kind of a fascinating question. Why don't we have the incredible hearing range of a cat? Why don't we have the scent detection of dogs? Why don't we have the strength of gorillas? What biological processes prevent us from having *all* of this?

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            Evolution likes to skate by on the bare minimum. Shit that doesn't contribute to an organism's fitness eventually becomes vestigial or gets dropped altogether. Evolution happens one generation at a time, so if some minute increase in ability doesn't give a tangible benefit, it's not being selected for. On the other hand, if a decrease in ability doesn't have some tangible drawback, it won't be selected against.

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            I imagine it's because we have limits on calories we can ingest. During evolution we were not able to get enough food to both maintain strength and develop intelligence.

            But maybe gene therapy will allow us to have it all in the future, now that calorie intake is virtually unlimited in the west. Chimp strength genes should be transferable to humans.

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              Chimp strength genes reduce penis length dont do it

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                >that dog will almost certain be stronger than the human
                only in specific things, see one of the things about biology is that if youre really good at something, something else suffers, like crocodiles, bonecrushing bite, has a really hard time opening its mouth, its all about the give and take. a human sized dog would have stronger arms but its arms are limited in its movements compared to humans

                there is a correlation between genital size and female promiscuity, chimps have relatively huge testicles, and their females are usually prostitutes, gorrilla have a really small penis, because hes the alpha controlling the harem, as such it is hypnotized you dont really need large genitals if youre going to be the only one mating

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                So as long as we keep pimping out our females our dicks will only get bigger? As nice as it sounds to have loyal females, I will never give up the ability to loudly slap my penis on the kitchen table.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Is It a myth or is the "Human women selected based on wiener size to weed out non-humans" actually real, I remember hearing It in an animated video like years ago...

                The logic behind the theory is that if there's a lot of intraspecies conflict, genital size doesn't really matter. As such when sex isn't held behind conflict, genital size will be selected for since it increases the chance of insemination, there's also some theories about the shape of your penis too, since it isn't long enough to reach the cervix, the head scoops out previous suitor's semen

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                tl;dr: My dick is a cum shovel. Read you loud and clear.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Is It a myth or is the "Human women selected based on wiener size to weed out non-humans" actually real, I remember hearing It in an animated video like years ago...

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                tighter fit = less leakage
                change my mind

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Our muscles are simply specialized for precision and dexterity so we can build and use complex shit.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not really. Our muscles are adapted to their use for their lifetime. Design me a dog that can live ~120 years and you can bet your ass its muscles won't look the same. Same for the ossature.

        We're long distance runners

        Not really, we are long distance walkers. An average human being still walks a little under the entire length of the Earth in its lifetime. Dogs break down from joint issues after 5~8 years of active life.

        Dogs beat us easily at long distances. Wolves (closely related to dogs) can run insane distances without eating.

        Not really. I mean, in certain context, yes, but even then wolves, dogs and horses will kill themselves easier by overrunning than a human being will.

  9. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because we're frauds

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