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Archery Vindicated!

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Postby Minimalist » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:08 am

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Postby Digit » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:05 pm

I wonder what weapons the Mammoths used in that duel?
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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:41 pm

Hey guys, if that bow and arrow are 60,000 years old, I think we may have a problem. Or perhaps it is an opportunity: shouldn't we re-appraise the atlatl in that light too? If the atlatl was the bow's predecessor that would make it a very ancient tool/weapon, does it not?
Care to philosophize about the ramifications that might have?
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Postby Minimalist » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:58 pm

There are pistols, shotguns and rifles in use at the same time. It does depend on the target.

Again, why the automatic assumption that our forefathers were so blooming stupid that they could only use one weapon at a time?

I'd think that there is no problem with using a bow/arrow for small, agile targets.... an atlatl for a long range attack on a big animal and a thrusting spear for the coup d'grace.

It wouldn't surprise me to learn that a stone age hunter also kept a big, man-eating club handy to deal with interlopers.
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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:45 am

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Postby War Arrow » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:40 am

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Postby Cognito » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:49 am

Natural selection favors the paranoid
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Postby rich » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:26 am

i'm not lookin' for who or what made the earth - just who got me dizzy by makin it spin
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Postby Minimalist » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:04 am

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:50 pm

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Postby Minimalist » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:32 am

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:55 am

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Postby Minimalist » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:51 am

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Postby rich » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:01 pm

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