• Can a Gorilla learn boxing?

    Best answer: Can a Gorilla learn boxing? The short answer is... NO Gorillas are very different than humans in their skeletal structure, and therefore have dissimilar body mechanics. Humans have proportionately long legs, and a mostly erect "S" shaped spine, where as Gorillas have proportionately short legs, feet... show more
    Best answer: Can a Gorilla learn boxing?

    The short answer is... NO

    Gorillas are very different than humans in their skeletal structure, and therefore have dissimilar body mechanics. Humans have proportionately long legs, and a mostly erect "S" shaped spine, where as Gorillas have proportionately short legs, feet that are more like hands, and a very hunched-over "C" shaped spine. A proper stance and footwork are the most important and fundamental components of boxing, and this would be impossible for a Gorilla. They could never be able to stand-up right without being extremely off balance, they could never achieve the right stance or move their feet the right way for throwing proper punches, and they could never move their upper or lower body like a boxer does.

    Gorillas are naturally inclined to fight in a way that supports their body's design. They don't exactly have a "natural punching" style, what they generally do in a fight is raise their very long and powerful arms up high above their heads... and with incredible power they POWER SLAM them in a downward motion with enough power to snap a Lion's spine! They also swoop their arms across their bodies in a sideways/horizontal motion at an attacker, but the striking power of this attack is not the real objective (although it will do serious damage), the main goal is to grab the other animal, and pin it down with one arm, so that the gorilla can raise his free arm up high, and power-slam it downward onto the pinned animal, likely killing it in one or two downward forearm/hammer-fist strikes. Gorillas also have incredibly formidable fangs, and can do very severe damage with their bites, and they DO bite in fights! In very close quarters, Gorillas can also use their incredible strength to literally tear animals apart with their hands, like humans rip cardboard! There was a case where gorilla researchers discovered a mangled body of a leopard near a gorilla band, and its lower jaw bone had been completely ripped OFF, its spine snapped, and its skull crushed, and torn in pieces! They observed very mild injuries to the male silver-back leader, that were clearly done by the leopard.

    Gorillas don't need boxing... and even if they did... they couldn't use it!

    Its NOT an intelligence thing... Gorillas are intelligent enough to learn sign language, so my guess is that they are probably intelligent enough to learn boxing basics, but... they're NOT designed for it physically.


    The power in boxing's punches come from the legs, the movement of the (human style) feet, and hip torque, these are things a gorilla could never do! If a gorilla were to throw jabs and crosses the sheer length and weight of their long arms would throw them off balance, and they would fall over on all fours. Given their strength... if they threw hooks it would spin them around, and again they would land on all-fours. They also could never move their feet like a boxer, stand upright with enough balance to execute dynamic boxing movements, and most importantly...

    A GORILLA CANNOT MAKE A PROPER FIST!!!

    A gorilla's hands are very different from a human's The gorilla, like other apes have very long fingers to grasp thick tree branches. The human is the ONLY primate that is able to make a proper fist!. A gorilla's fingers are too long to curl up into a proper fist, and given the physical strength of a gorilla... if they were to throw a boxing style punch, they would break their hands on whatever they hit!!! This is why when they use downward arm strikes the point of contact is generally the forearm, not the somewhat closed fist.

    So... yeah, unfortunately Gorillas CANNOT learn to box given their morphological design...

    However... IF BIG FOOT IS REAL... and, he matches the popular descriptions... HE ACTUALLY MIGHT BE ABLE TO LEARN TO BOX!!!

    The reason is because BIGFOOT supposedly stands upright, and has a more human-like spine and foot shape! I don't know it they would be able to make a closed fist like a human, or if it would be shaped more like a gorillas. So... I hope that helps!!!
    4 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Is there an alternative scientific theory/hypothesis to evolutionary theory, for how the many species of plants and animals came to exist?

    I mean that is NOT based on religious/theistic accounts, but an actual scientific hypothesis/theory which has the potential to be falsifiable..
    I mean that is NOT based on religious/theistic accounts, but an actual scientific hypothesis/theory which has the potential to be falsifiable..
    13 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why do humans kill each other?

    Best answer: I feel like it's an evolutionary thing. Waaay back in the day, humans had to constantly fight and kill predators to survive as well as hunt and kill prey so they could eat. As time went on and we evolved and progressed to the point we're at now, the need to fight and hunt for survival is gone. But I think... show more
    Best answer: I feel like it's an evolutionary thing. Waaay back in the day, humans had to constantly fight and kill predators to survive as well as hunt and kill prey so they could eat. As time went on and we evolved and progressed to the point we're at now, the need to fight and hunt for survival is gone. But I think that primal urge/instinct is still ingrained in us, and might be the reason we do things like boxing and UFC, fist fights, or things like lots of exercise or playing videogames, anything to get that rush of adrenaline or release of anger and stress.

    I think people that kill can't find their outlet, and so that urge/instinct hits a tipping point to where they explode and the end result is murder.

    If you're looking for more surface reasons:
    Anger
    Hate
    Money (hired or life insurance)
    To get out of marriage
    To hide an affair
    Gang initiation
    Drunk (usually with anger)
    High (altered state of mind)
    A lack of care/concern for others lives
    Ego
    Power
    Government (Army)
    Control
    Etc, etc.
    34 answers · 6 days ago
  • Evolutionarily, why do we (most humans) find lizards scary (or, gross), when they can't really hurt us?

    Like, isn't that useless, to be scared or find lizards disgusting, if they can't really hurt us? Plus, they eat other insects that could hurt us..so they actually benefit us Don't say "I'm not scared of them"/"I don't find them gross". You *do* know that most others do...so... show more
    Like, isn't that useless, to be scared or find lizards disgusting, if they can't really hurt us? Plus, they eat other insects that could hurt us..so they actually benefit us Don't say "I'm not scared of them"/"I don't find them gross". You *do* know that most others do...so what's the reason, evolutionarily?
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Where do you think we go when we die?

    How I see it is why would we be dead forever? It’s hard to explain how I think. So think about this: why would we be DEAD FOREVER? I believe life is a cycle although the scientific part of being deceased says you loose your memory, etc I believe that. I believe that when we die we’re born again into another HUMAN... show more
    How I see it is why would we be dead forever? It’s hard to explain how I think. So think about this: why would we be DEAD FOREVER? I believe life is a cycle although the scientific part of being deceased says you loose your memory, etc I believe that. I believe that when we die we’re born again into another HUMAN not animal not any of that. However, how would this be true if the human population increased over years?
    15 answers · 3 days ago
  • What would happen if a person's brain was awake 24/7?

    Best answer: Since your brain is already active 24/7 (which is why we have dreams in the first place), nothing would happen in your scenario. You said she goes to this alternate dimension IN HER DREAMS, so her body and brain are getting the rest they require to function. If you would like to invent some kind of weird... show more
    Best answer: Since your brain is already active 24/7 (which is why we have dreams in the first place), nothing would happen in your scenario. You said she goes to this alternate dimension IN HER DREAMS, so her body and brain are getting the rest they require to function. If you would like to invent some kind of weird side-effect from her mind being shifted to another dimension however, that's your prerogative as a writer.
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  • How do animals see in the dark?

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  • Are gorilla related to humans on an evolutionary level? How do we know?

    Best answer: Yes. We belong to the same family, hominidae. We don't belong to the same genus, but we belong to the same family.
    Best answer: Yes. We belong to the same family, hominidae. We don't belong to the same genus, but we belong to the same family.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • How would human life evolve on Mars?

    And they survived there with the help of advanced technology and re-populated the Earth and we didn't have contact with them for a good 1 million years and then we finally decided to travel to Mars. How differently would the human species have evolved to a life on Mars? Would the changes be so drastic that we... show more
    And they survived there with the help of advanced technology and re-populated the Earth and we didn't have contact with them for a good 1 million years and then we finally decided to travel to Mars. How differently would the human species have evolved to a life on Mars? Would the changes be so drastic that we consider them alien?
    21 answers · 6 days ago
  • In evolution what sort of factors would make an organisms life expectancy increase?

    Best answer: 1. Lack of predators either because there are no predators or because an animal is so big and strong or so well armored that few predators can eat it.Evolving armor or large body size would increase life expectancy. 2. Low metabolic rate. If the heart does not have to work as hard (beating a lot of times per... show more
    Best answer: 1. Lack of predators either because there are no predators or because an animal is so big and strong or so well armored that few predators can eat it.Evolving armor or large body size would increase life expectancy.

    2. Low metabolic rate. If the heart does not have to work as hard (beating a lot of times per minute) then an animal's life expectancy will increase. Lizards for example live longer than mice because lizard hearts do not have to beat as many times per minute. Similarly, elephants live longer than mice because elephant hearts beat a lot fewer times per minute.

    3. a favorable environment. No extremes in temperatures or humidity for example.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why do Gorilla's have no hair on their chest and is their chest skin similar to black people skin?

    Best answer: Their chest is a product of evolution. Gorillas evolved from another species of ape that is closely related to the orangutan. There are 2 possibilities as to why their chest are different from those of other apes. One of these possibilities that it evolved by pure chance and it has no advantage. Scientists call... show more
    Best answer: Their chest is a product of evolution. Gorillas evolved from another species of ape that is closely related to the orangutan. There are 2 possibilities as to why their chest are different from those of other apes. One of these possibilities that it evolved by pure chance and it has no advantage. Scientists call such a possibility neutral genetic drift. The other possibility is that it is adaptive, meaning it is an advantage for the gorilla to have a chest like that.

    Gorillas are territorial and they beat their chest to create noise when they are excited. Such noises are louder than the noises the gorilla makes with their vocal cords. In contrast, the chimpanzee is capable of making a lot of loud noises with their vocal cords and the chimp does not beat its chest to produce sound. The orangutan does not beat its chest either, and it is not loud either. Therefore it appears that the gorilla evolved its chest so as to make noise, to compensate for its rather soft voice. The chest of the female gorilla is different as the skin appears to be less thick than the male's and they do not beat their chest.

    Therefore it would appear that the gorilla evolved a thick chest in the male so that they can make noise, and these noises likely serve as territorial signals. Other gorilla males that hear the noise know that there are territorial males nearby and a fight may happen if they try to go into the territory. Other animals that are territorial do it differently. They usually make sounds using their vocal cords, as most birds do by singing. Lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars roar to declare their territories. They are called roaring cats. Many other animals, such as crickets, do not have vocal cords, but they make noise by rubbing their body parts together. Animals will often declare territories using visual displays, such as the dewlaps of a lizard, if they cannot make any sounds.

    The gorilla's chest may lack hair because the hair would absorb some of the energy when the gorilla beats its chest, making the sound softer. Therefore if a mutation happens to make that area hairless, the sound can be louder. The louder sound is more advantageous because it can travel farther. That reduces the chance of another male unknowingly wanders into a male's territory and that means fights are less likely. Since fights can result in injury or even death, something that reduces the frequency of fights is advantageous, and this mutation can spread so that all male gorillas inherited this mutation that make their chest hairless.

    Humans did evolve from an ape, but our closest relative is the chimp, not the gorilla. Even though all non-Africans evolved from Africans who migrated out of Africa 60,000-70,000 years ago, there is no evidence that Africans beat their chest to declare territory. Instead, humans often have war chants, and national anthems. These vocal signals may serve to signal territorial ownership. Nevertheless, humans originally evolved in the African savanna, which has little food. Our ancestors were hunter gatherers and likely nomadic, since there is no reason to stay and defend a territory if there is little food within it. They may have to walk long distances and move from one place to another just to find food. Besides, we have a louder voice than gorillas, so we probably lost a chest that may be similar to that of the gorilla if our ancestor had one. Therefore Africans, even though their chest is hairless like that of the gorilla, do not have skin that is as thick as that of the gorilla. Besides, their entire body is hairless. Europeans and other more hairy humans likely re-evolved body hair because they are adapted to cold climates in ice age Europe and Asia. The increased amount of body hair comes at a price, as it is achieved by increasing the level of DHT in the body. DHT is a male hormone that stimulates hair growth but it also shrinks the hair follicle over long periods of time, so Europeans and some Asians often become prematurely bald. Premature baldness is rare among African males and their descendants. In fact higher levels of DHT often cause some European women to have excess facial and body hair (mostly in the legs and arms but not in the chest) and they also often suffer from fertility problems as the DHT may interfere with their reproductive organs,.
    4 answers · 20 hours ago
  • How could it be that my DNA test came back as '18 percent Chinese' when my entire family are not from, nor know of anyone being from China?

    Best answer: The world is full of mutts. I can remember back when I was a kid (I am 83) there were kids who would say, "I am a full blooded such and such." Probably their own parents didn't know who were all of their 8 great grandparents. Nations have invaded and occupied others and the original population... show more
    Best answer: The world is full of mutts. I can remember back when I was a kid (I am 83) there were kids who would say, "I am a full blooded such and such." Probably their own parents didn't know who were all of their 8 great grandparents. Nations have invaded and occupied others and the original population didn't get up and run away. Over time, they assimilated with the new comers. New nations have been created out of old nations. 18% can go back several generations. There are areas where the borders of China and Burma are attached. Persons from China could have immigrated to Burma and intermarried with some of your Burmese ancestors.

    They use Autosomal DNA along with Mitohondrial for the overall testing and Autosomal is not so simple. It is what most of your DNA is. You got it 50% from each of your parents but not 25% from each of your 4 grandparents. The reason why when your parents passed on Autosomal from their parents to you it went through "meoisis" where it was randomly jumbled and recombined. So you and your siblings got different chunks of Autosomal DNA from your parents. That means if you and a full sibling were tested by the same company at the same time, the results will not be exact. They don't explain this in their ads and promotions for the tests. Understand "meoisis" has been going on in your ancestry from the beginning. This means you might have an ancestry but not the DNA from that ancestry but your brothers or sisters can have the DNA.

    Another thing, the only thing companies can do is match you with population groups in their database and each company has its own database of population groups. Go to different companies and get different results. People ask us which is the best company to use and my reply is, it is the one that has the population groups that best match your ancestry and there is no way we or even you can know that. If you knew that much, why take the test.

    It has also been reported if you are tested by a company and go back sometime later and have them retest you, by that time they have received more populaiton groups that can alter your picture.

    The real value of genealogy DNA testing is if you are into traditional genealogy work using documents and records and the company you choose can detect from your DNA that probably some persons they have tested are related to you, maybe a few generations back, and they notify you of those people and you make contact with them, you can collaborate your information with them. They might have discovered ancestors and records you haven't and you might have discovered records and ancestors they haven't.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is there any way to eat and drink the exact amount that you need and never have to used the bathroom ?

    Best answer: No. The human body converts food into fuel by (over-simply stated) burning (oxidizing) that food. The matter - the elements that make up the food - do not disappear when digested. The nutritious elements are utilized by the body but eventually excreted (typically in different form). The non-nutritious elements are... show more
    Best answer: No.
    The human body converts food into fuel by (over-simply stated) burning (oxidizing) that food.
    The matter - the elements that make up the food - do not disappear when digested. The nutritious elements are utilized by the body but eventually excreted (typically in different form). The non-nutritious elements are simple excreted.

    If this were not so, if what you imagine were so, then you would gain weight at the same amount that you ate food.
    For example: if an adult ate one pound of food per day (which is not a tremendous amount), then that adult would gain one pound in weight per day. After a year an adult would gain 365 pounds.

    So: because of the way our bodies work, both food and drink must be digested AND the byproducts excreted.
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • Can I get muscular from hitting the heavy bag 5 days a week 2 days rest?

    Best answer: As long as you exercise the muscles, they will gain mass. Of course, weight bearing exercise is better. Lifting weights therefore is better than hitting the bag.
    Best answer: As long as you exercise the muscles, they will gain mass. Of course, weight bearing exercise is better. Lifting weights therefore is better than hitting the bag.
    4 answers · 1 day ago