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DARWIN and EVOLUTION

 

As if we should need more evidence, the clip below demonstrates Man's tree climbing ability.  The record for this (now famous) tree near Herstmonceux in Sussex, was later brought down to 5 seconds (unofficially) by the same contestant.  Most young adults could achieve 10-20 seconds, without training. Nelson claims he feels relaxed up a tree (see Medicine Man). He has also climbed Beachy Head several times. 

 

You can imagine if humans spent more time in this habitat, they too would be much stronger. like our closest relatives, the Chimpanzee.  But, as we have grown taller, obviously we are departing from the ideal, and see Chinese State Circus performers, who are without exception more compact.

 

 

 

 Nelson's tree climbing record

 

 

It is not difficult to imagine that humans could evolve to develop greater intelligence and bodies less and less suited to the natural environment.  No more rocks and trees, more cars, elevators and concrete.  What is keeping us on an even keel at the moment, is the fact that we naturally enjoy physical pursuits.  In addition the wide spread of humans across the globe in various stages of development, ensures variety and a reserve of genes - should that ever be needed.  Let us hope nature knows what she is doing - for we quite often foul things up - like global warming.  Frightening stuff!

 

 

 

A - Z SPORTS INDEX

 

 

 

Archery

Athletics

Badminton

Baseball

Basketball

Bowling - Ten Pin

Bowls

Boxing

Canoeing

Court Tennis

Cricket

Croquet & Roque

Cross-Country Running

Cycling - Tour de France

Diving - High Diving

Equestrian - Show Jumping - FEI

               - Cross Country

               - Dressage

               - Eventing

               - Horse Racing

               - Polo

Fencing

Fitness, personal training

Football  -  Rules - American

Football - World Cup

Golf

Gymkhana - Chiddingly 54th

Gymnastics

Hang Gliding

Hockey

Judo

Karate

Lacrosse

Marathon - London Marathon

 

 

 

Modern Pentathlon

Mountain Biking   

Olympic Games - London 2012

Olympics Beijing 2008

Pentathlon

Polo

Powerboating

Race For Life - Marathon

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rock Climbing

Rowing - Cambridge v Oxford

Rugby

Rugby League

Rugby Union

Sailing

Shooting

Skeet Shooting

Soccer

Softball

Sport Aid - BBC TV

Squash

Stevensons Jewellers Challenge

Sumo Wrestling

Surfing

Swimming - Men

Swimming - Women

Table Tennis

Taekwondo

Team Handball

Tennis

The Olympics

Tossing Caber - Highland Games

Track & Field - Men

Track & Field - Women

Trampolining

Trapshooting

Tree Climbing - Sussex Record

Triathlon

Tug-of-War

Vikeen - Personal training

Volleyball

Volvo Ocean Race

Water Polo

Weightlifting

Whitbread Round the World Race

Wimbledon - 2006

Windsurfing

Wrestling

Wrestling - Women's

Wrestling - Greco Roman

Yachting

Zara Phillips

 

 

 

 

 

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