Hunting. Drawing. Being in oblivion. Doing art.

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Visual imagery used in drawing regulates arm movements in manner similar to how hunters visualize the arc of a spear. Neanderthals had large brains and made complex tools but never demonstrated the ability to draw recognizable images, unlike early modern humans who created vivid renderings of animals and other figures on rocks and cave walls. That artistic gap may be due to differences in the way they hunted, suggests a University of California, Davis, expert on predator-prey relations and their impacts on the evolution of behavior.

Neanderthals used thrusting spears to bring down tamer prey in Eurasia, while Homo sapiens, or modern humans, spent hundreds of thousands of years spear-hunting wary and dangerous game on the open grasslands of Africa.

Richard Coss, a professor emeritus of psychology, says the hand-eye coordination involved in both hunting with throwing spears and drawing representational art could be one factor explaining why modern humans became smarter than Neanderthals. (1)

We used to be alive.

With no time to make art.

We now live void lives.

And yet, we have painting.

We find no meaning anywhere.

And yet, we are artistic.

A dead civilization.

Leaving behind paintings; celebrating a life we have lost.

We used to be Neanderthals, brute and raw. Killing by contact, not from a distance. So, they (we) did not develop art back then. Or did they? Neanderthals lived every day without wanting to leave something behind. They just lived. And this was their heritage to the world. Their signature on the fabric of existence of the universe.

Their art was their own being.

Their own agony. Their own sorrow. Their own life.

A fascinating life, lived day after day in silence.

An incredible life lost in oblivion.

Without ever being told to anyone.

An incredible story lost in time.

A work of art…

Looking at the eyes of a dying animal…

Alternative

What you do defines what you… do.

And what we do is what we define.

Simple tautologies; often ignored.

Throw the spear away.

Kill animals.

Learn how to do art.

Do art. Name everything art.

Forget how to throw spears…

Die… There is no art now. Just life…

Hunting to increase life!

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Australian Lizards Thrive When Humans Hunt Them: Hunters are often thought of as bad for wildlife, but scientists have recently found that Aboriginal hunters in Australia actually boosted certain lizard populations by improving the locales where the reptiles live.

Scientists investigated the Western Desert of Australia, where many native species have declined or gone extinct in the past century. But paradoxically, numbers of the sand monitor lizard (Varanus gouldii) — reptiles that weigh about 1 lb. (0.45 kilograms) and feed on smaller lizards, insects and arachnids — are higher where Aboriginal hunting is most prevalent. (1)

We believe we are civilized. But it is the “primitive” who knew how to handle the complex ecosystems in which we live better… Wisdom many times cloacks itself as stupidity or laziness…

Weak, Strong, Seals, Sharks, Marlins

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We seem to have specific opinions on who is strong and who is weak.

Sharks for example are strong. They hunt other fish.

And humans are strong. They hunt fish. Like Marlins.

But things can be different.

Shark can be eaten by… seals! [1]

And sometimes the fish might sink the boat… [2]

Next time you think you are on the “weak” side, think again.

At the end, everything is a matter of perception.

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