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  • Was Grok a Dancer?

    I wonder if there is much to this possible evolutionary finding that good dancers were more attractive?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/20...ance-moves-men
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  • #2
    excellent question! I reckon grok and his grokettes liked a bit of a ceremonial boogie round the campfire.

    I reckon he liked a bit of a sing too...

    : - )

    (there's my excuse for zumba classes!)
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    • #3
      I like to believe that dancing was an important thing in the days of Grok. It releases endorphins and is such a great workout for the whole body.
      I'm definitely drawn to guys who can dance a little better

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      • #4
        The earliest known instruments are percussion types, and as far as I'm concerned, drums and dancing almost always go together. I think we have an instinct for moving to music. We use music and dance to create social bonds, we have a lengthy human history of work songs (sung by people doing rhythmic work, particularly in groups), and dance has a ceremonial/religious aspect in many cultures as well.
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        • #5
          I can't think of a culture that doesn't have music and dance. It seems to me that it is something very basic in our nature.

          Caveat - this is coming from a guy who can't dance at all
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          • #6
            I'm willing to bet that he most certainly was.

            I'm convinced that the days could be characterized as "fast, feast, dance, mate". Pretty much the best routine ever.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Roach View Post
              I'm willing to bet that he most certainly was.

              I'm convinced that the days could be characterized as "fast, feast, dance, mate". Pretty much the best routine ever.
              Amen to that. Look how far our society has moved beyond that - and we think it is PROGRESS??
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              • #8
                OH OH! I saw a cool link about this (dancing = core strength = spear throwing = living) the other day. I'll look.
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                • #9
                  http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceno...acebook&ref=nf

                  Here ya go!

                  -写

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mikewootini View Post
                    I wonder if there is much to this possible evolutionary finding that good dancers were more attractive?

                    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/20...ance-moves-men
                    I think, Yes, to the question in the title. However, I've my doubts about the study.

                    I think one would have to say that early man did on the basis of the "ethnographic parallels". That's to say, modern hunter-gatherers do, and there's no reason to think early man would be any different.

                    As for the "study" - what is this? Disco dancing or something? All I get from the Grauniad is a an advert, and I'm too pushed for time to sit through it. It sounds like some kind of individualistic dancing, as is done in modern society. On the whole I don't think that's what primitive people did at all. I don't think people did that in agricultural societies either, or even in the recent past. I seem to remember David "danced before the altar of the Lord" in the Bible, so I guess he was dancing on his own. Probably people did this from time-to-time - young men re-enacting what happened in the hunt or in a fight - that kind of thing. Mostly, however, i think it would have been something highly social - and they would have moved together. Zulus -

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpZB-m0jak8

                    Anyway, dancing is probably absolutely basic to human beings. Music is probably music-and-dance before it's just music. When we think of music, we might think of sitting still in a concert hall listening to art music - Bach or something. But that's a very high, and very late cultural development. We might even think of stereos or sitting on a train with an iPod listening to something pre-recorded. Not the Ur-activity at all. Music seems to call forth movement. It surely would have for our ancestors.

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                    • #11
                      Do you also thinkin Grok liked a bit of "play-fighting" with his fellow tribe members? As well as real fisti-cuffs?
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                      • #12
                        That's an interesting question. I think it depends on how far you go back with Grok ancestry. Perhaps as juveniles, maybe as adults. There are some evolutionary reasons why 'men' are afraid of approaching women. There was a real risk involved which could have meant a grok rock to your head for approaching the wrong female. It's why I thought the 'dancing' idea for 'attracting' females was so interesting. Non-violent ways of telegraphing alpha-maleness and attracting females. Doing things that reduced the risk of injury, yet showed strengh, charisma, and ability to females I think would probably be more appealing - such as with dancing. I'm not sure that grok was very warlike prior to 15,000 years ago, it would have went against the ability to survive as a group, playfighting could have resulted in injuries that kept you from hunting, moving, or protecting the group - but maybe that's how they weened the weak out? Maybe looking at chimp and gorilla groups would help answer this?

                        If someone has some links on hard research about this would be awesome!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by queen_sheba View Post
                          Do you also thinkin Grok liked a bit of "play-fighting" with his fellow tribe members? As well as real fisti-cuffs?
                          i'm pretty sure 'rough housing' has been around since the beginning
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