Re: AAT Theory

H. M. Hubey (
1 Nov 1995 19:36:03 -0500 (Peter Card) writes:

>Human beings, and wild dogs, are cursorial hunters, capable of chasing
>their prey for hours if necessary, till it can run no further.

I've read this before but haven't seen anything to suggest that
it's true. In order for it to be true, there'd have to be
some speed at which humans are very energy efficient and at
which the prey is very inefficient -- in fact so inefficient
that it would have to collapse from exhaustion. Now animals like
horses don't even lie down so it's pointless for humans to
attempt to run them down. Dogs are very energy efficient.

So which animals (and at what speeds) can humans run down?

All I can think of so far is chickens, and maybe sheep :-)..


Regards, Mark