Re: Key Words, Natural Cycle
>Fascinated that using bullets is hunting as man has for thousands of years. Gives me a new perspecitve on our forefathers up to about the 15th century. So life was not as tough. I suppose they had decent waterproofs too.
Let me have a think about that, this will be my poor attempt at justification.
Man once used his hands, got bitten and probably eaten - Darwins law is progress here.
Man found that throwing stones was better but still not effective enough - the mass was there but not speed, oh shit here comes Darwin again.
Man realised that using a sling improved the speed of the small stones at least - but they lacked knock down power. ( Knock knock, hello Mr Darwin its you again)
Man had fire but didn't yet know how to mix it with stones.
Skip forward a few 100 thousand years.
Man then goes through a long slow period of learning/creating bows and arrows, crossbows ( small projectiles on a stick), catapults/trebuchets ( slow large projectiles ), maces and clubs etc.
Et voila , the miracle "gunpowder" arrives, now we could mix fire, small projectiles and develop enough energy to knock down, ie kill, living things.
The progression has always been comprised of small projectiles being thrown at increasinlgy higher speed an developing increasing amounts of energy (Joules).
But even today I still have to go out in the cold and rain, often returning empty handed, require the patience of a sloth, and when possible manage to cleanly hit a running, jumping small framed 20 kg Roe deer whilst it darts between the trees and bushes and all within a 3 second time frame. That part has never changed.
Most importantly though, it gets me away from the screen for a couple of hours on the weekends, which is never a bad thing.