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    Quote Originally Posted by Skomand View Post
    It seems a group of apes armed with sticks and clubs can defend themselves against leopards

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKpZUsRJWBg

    Did you watch the video? They "defended" themselves against a stationary two foot long toy leopard cub.

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    A leopard and gorilla fighting in real life would be very interesting to watch. I don't think live footage of it has ever been caught. I find that pretty odd since both species have a high population and live in the same habitat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Hand View Post
    I have no problem with this theory per se. I just think that there's more to human and hominid evolution than just predators preying on them.
    Yeah, otherwise all primates would have human-level intelligence at this point. Predators (specifically big cats, and maybe some bears and hyenas too) may have contributed to some selection pressure for human evolution (intelligence by any other name) but it was hardly the decisive factor behind human intelligence. If there's no genotypes that code for higher intelligence, it doesn't matter how many predators are chasing you. I mean if predators were the main reason for higher intelligence among its prey, rats would be highly intelligent too at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarDS9 View Post
    Apart from intelligence humans are physically inferior to other Primates like Chimpz and Gorillas.
    Given how strong gorillas, chimps and orangutans are, the early homo lineage must have been fairly strong too. As they developed higher intelligence, there was clearly less reliance on physical strength, and eventually selected away when it wasn't needed.

    Gorillas are like the incredible Hulk. They can lift like two tons. Clearly the early hominids weren't that strong before we all separated into the different branches that are around today, but I'm sure the earliest homo tribe was much stronger than modern humans. Keep in mind, they climbed trees for a living.
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