Human Mammal, Human Hunter – Attenborough – Life of Mammals – BBC

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Human beings are a particular type of mammal. In this compelling clip, we see a tribesman runner pursue his prey through the most harsh conditions in a gruelling eight hour chase. Thought provoking content from the BBC’s Life of Mammals documentary series.
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  1. Chee Yong Tan says:

    they had shoes

  2. SMALLbigBoX3128 says:

    And then, the hunter hops into his ford pickup truck, the kudu in the bed, and drives it back 20 miles to his homestead.

  3. Needformadness2 says:

    Guess I don’t have to explain more

  4. Needformadness2 says:

    Ok, that makes sense now

  5. redddbaron says:

    Obviously. But of course what he said seemed to be an equivocation fallacy.

    But rather than assume he made that fallacy, I was waiting for him to clarify. Just to give him the benefit of the doubt.

    Goes to the old saying, Give a fool enough rope and he will hang himself. But I wouldn’t want to assume him a fool. So I was just giving him rope and waiting to see! LOL

    He didn’t take the bait though. So maybe he isn’t as much a fool as he seemed?

  6. ChamorruWarrior says:

    Dude, he’s saying that the people in general, not these individual people… The Khoisan Bushmen are the oldest know human beings on earth. Everyone on earth who is human origianlly came from the Khoisan Bushmen.

  7. ChamorruWarrior says:

    He’s saying that he is LITERALLY not our “ansestor” because he is alive right now at the same time as you and me. And although the Bushmen are the oldest people on earth and the first known humans to exist, he’s saying this individual guy cannot be our “ansestor” because he is the same age and time period as us… I know it’s stupid, I’m just explaing for him lol

  8. undertoes says:

    this is why Kenyans always win the nyc marathon.

  9. redddbaron says:

    Exactly. So what? He doesn’t need to be our ancestor to use the same hunting technique as our ancestors.. So what’s your point?

    Are you implying that our ancestors couldn’t have used this technique because plastic wasn’t invented yet?

    Just trying to understand what your point is.

  10. Needformadness2 says:

    They are not our ancestors, because he uses
    1) Modern shoes
    2) Modern water bottle
    3) Lives in modern time, our ancestors are dead

  11. redddbaron says:

    and what?

  12. Needformadness2 says:

    They are not, he has modern shoes uses a water bottle

  13. Winky Wallis says:

    These are the original humans. Isn’t that nuts. An extra amount of effort on a global scale should be put towards sustaining them and their culture. These are our ancestors.

  14. 03blazers says:

    Boy must have been wearing nikes lol

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  16. nsaem1976 says:

    Real bushmen hunters

  17. parrishboys says:

    Best Adidas commercial ever.

  18. morningstomper123 says:

    Ok. Go away now.

  19. JuiceFaceness says:

    It was directed at the both of you. I do agree that if I were the one hunting, I would prefer a ranged weapon, but to look down on the way that other people live their lives is immature. Perhaps this method of hunting allows the hunter to feel more spiritually connected with their prey than other methods, too (which is pretty obvious given the way he treats it) and I think that’s a big part of it.

  20. maxgunn555 says:

    i think it explains why we’re hairless though – in order to outrun these animals in the desert and sweat to reduce the heat in us (it must have been more important than having hair for winter or whatever) it’s possible this hunting method came before intelligence idk. apparently the animals can’t pant whilst galloping so literally until they stop they’re like an oven.

  21. 416ismael says:


  22. MrAceskii says:

    are they rockers? XD

  23. morningstomper123 says:

    Yes I do. I get that it is the most inefficient way of hunting ever devised by man.

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  25. ProphecyRJ says:

    Hmm, Okay, I understand your point now. But I don’t think the video was making that argument against your point. This is just how hunting was done before more sophisticated technology. So therefore, our bodies developed for this type of hunting. But just because our bodies developed for efficient long distance running and the ability to sweat and cool off while running doesn’t mean you have to do it this way, and I don’t think the video was saying that.

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