10/2/2006 4:06:04 AM
In addition to instinct, they have constant experience with the effects of gravity; they learn that stuff falls unless something holds it up, and they learn that stuff above them that starts looking bigger very fast is going to hurt them if they don't move over.
10/2/2006 5:28:27 AM
12/14/2006 7:04:31 AM
... ... ... ... ... What?
2/23/2007 7:27:40 PM
Well, I don't mean to sound condescending either, however, you're an idiot.
2/23/2007 8:10:46 PM
Stimulus: Object from above approaching your position fast.
...Processing... Solution Follows:
GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE WAY!
2/24/2007 12:43:24 AM
8/5/2007 6:51:11 AM
Some don't. They die.
8/5/2007 8:43:35 AM
Isn't it amazing how children avoid getting squished before they learn that F = mg? I myself survived approximately 11 years without this vital piece of information (although I was unfortunately unable to avoid falling bird shit on several occasions).
On another note, I have yet to see a bird dodge a falling object. Objects don't fall from the sky very often.
8/6/2007 11:05:55 AM
I have a safe, and a nice tall roof over at work.
Come on over and PROVE its impossible to us.
even a fly realises that ¨big thing speeding at me¨ is danger.
Because the one that doesn't doesn't live long enough to breed: my cat just ate it. And that's natural selection at work.
8/6/2007 11:17:24 AM
How do you go on breathing without knowledge of--lungs--gases--aw, scratch that, how do you keep breathing at all, Fuckwit?!
8/6/2007 11:24:39 AM
Is WJ trying to strike a wedge between darwinism and evolution?
Well that's... new.
8/6/2007 11:26:47 AM
How does a fundie use a computer or any other electronic device without understanding Maxwell's equations?
8/6/2007 9:07:58 PM
I haven't had to dodge many falling objects. Actually I'm pretty sure unless someone warned me or it cast a big shadow most objects falling toward me are going to have an easy time hitting me. I just don't look up at the sky that often.
8/7/2007 1:59:41 AM
If you have to ask that question, you are too stupid to know the answer. BTW, I meant to sound condescending.
8/7/2007 5:22:50 AM
Dasheth thy little ones
"How does a fundie use a computer or any other electronic device without understanding Maxwell's equations?"
Or computer code for that matter.
8/7/2007 5:38:04 AM
I don't even see the connection between learning to dodge falling objects and evolution, but the answer to the question is this: "the same way a two year old learns not to touch a hot stove: experience."
8/7/2007 7:04:56 AM
They move out of the way.
Where's the problem?
8/7/2007 7:33:09 AM
I find it funny that his question at the end can be explain by the theory that he rejected at the start.
8/7/2007 8:44:40 AM
nice one choosebro
8/7/2007 1:01:36 PM
1) Object A coming at Creature B at a very high speed.
2) Creature B is not you, and thus has an IQ above 2 (ok, that was just mean of me).
3) Creature B sees Object A coming at it at a very high speed.
4) Creature B moves out of the path of Object A so as to avoid being killed.
8/7/2007 1:34:06 PM
Because they know something is going to hit them and they don't want to get hit.
8/7/2007 2:22:15 PM
How do both humans and birds dodge falling objects without knowledge of the mathematical laws of gravity?"
a natural ability to observe the obvious perhaps?
10/4/2007 1:52:01 PM
because any organism that DIDN'T dodge an object flying at them at high speed probably didn't survive to reproduce as it got either eaten or crushed. There is quite a bit of selection pressure to dodge potentially lethal falling or flying objects.
10/4/2007 2:12:52 PM
Simple. We both have lots of experience of falling stuff hurting like heck when it hits us.
And evolution favors things that instinctively get out of the way...
10/23/2007 4:43:32 PM