News for couch potatoes: Wake up:
Surprisingly, it turns out that your average fit human can outrun a deer. In fact, a theory claims that we humans evolved the ability to be good endurance runners, so we could chase animals for hours, run them to a standstill, and kill them. The theory continues that their high-density protein and energy helped our brains evolve bigger and bigger.
Back in 1978, Michael Baughman wrote an article in Sports Illustrated about how he outran a deer. The deer is more of a sprinter, than a marathon runner.
But this has been known for centuries, if not millennia. Most animals bust out their energy sources in a stupid fright. But humans conserve them and expend them at need.
It’s more the opposite of what the “evolved” theory claims. You start with the mind, you don’t “evolve” it.
If all you needed to “evolve” a mind was an advantage over other predators, excuse us, but why didn’t all mammals do it?
See also: The Science Fictions series at your fingertips (human evolution)