Why are our hands the shape that they are? Compared with those of other apes, the thumb is longer and the palms and fingers are short. Scientist have a variety of ideas as to why they evolved to be that way:
–The comparatively longer thumb allows us so much more dexterity, permitting us to make tools.
–The proportions of the hand may be the indirect consequence of natural selection for a foot with a long toe, so handy for keeping balance while walking. (Hand and foot development occur along very similar lines, and many of the same molecules are involved. That means natural selection for one would affect development of the other as well.)
Researchers at the University of Utah have another suggestion: The hand is the shape that it is because it allows us to make a nice fist for fighting that protects key parts of the hand from harm.
The proposal, made by student Michael Morgan and biologist David Carrier, was published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The duo tested their hypothesis in a series of experiments in which men pounded punching bags, squeezed pressure sensors or performed one-handed push-ups on top of pressure sensors. From this, the scientists learned that force meted out by the hand is about the same when a bag is punched by a fist versus slapped, but nearly twice as great when you consider that the fist delivers its force to a smaller surface area. The study also found that the knuckle joint of the index finger is rendered stiffer and more stable — transfering force more effectively and protecting the hand — when a tight fist is made.
In other words, the fist is a dandy fighting tool.
Here’s a summary of the article at the journal site and the scholarly paper itself.
The duo isn’t saying that the advantages of manual dexterity and selection for a different foot shape played no part in hand evolution — just that fighting may have done so as well.
And, they write, “there appears to be a paradox in the evolution of the human hand. It is arguably our most important anatomical weapon, used to threaten, beat and sometimes kill to resolve a conflict. Yet it is also the part of our musculoskeletal system that crafts and uses delicate tools, plays musical instruments, produces art, conveys complex intentions and emotions, and nurtures.”
You could imagine a lot of hand shapes that could do one of those two skill sets well, they write. “There may, however, be only one set of skeletal proportions that allows the hand to function both as a mechanism for precise manipulation and as a club for striking.”
The human body has what is commonly referred to as “energy” associated with it. That energy can be treated in different ways in order to help visualize it’s behavior. It is useful to treat the energy of the human body as something insubstantial that encloses the body, and it is useful to treat the energy of the human body as something that is delivered to an object by some part of the body.
It is also useful to treat the energy of the human body as if it is something that can be “put” on an object. A more familiar way to phrase “putting the energy of the body on an object of interest” is to say “focusing the attention or intent on an object of interest.
The action of the human figure in the following picture can be described as focusing his attention on, focusing his intent on, or putting his energy on the red object in front of him
The next picture shows a child who is focusing his attention or intent on a television in front of him. He can also be described as “putting his energy” on the television.
The attention of a human being is usually thought of as being related to the eyes. The example of the boy looking at the TV reinforces that preconception because his eyes are focused on the television.
The attention or intent of a human being does not necessarily have to be focused on the same location their eyes are focused. Please take a moment to examine the next example picture.
The man’s eyes are focused on the camera,
so if this example was treated in the same way as the little boy looking at the television example, the man would be described as “putting his attention or intent on the camera” or “focusing his energy on the camera”.
Look at the man’s hands though. They are pointing at a poster on the wall,
and his head is inclined towards the same poster.
The man’s body is focused on the poster, so the man could be described as focusing his attention or intent on the poster, or “putting his energy on the poster”.
Actually both answers are correct. The man’s body is focused on the poster while his eyes are focused on the camera, which means his energy is “split”. Instead of putting all of his energy on one location, he has “split” his energy so he could put it on two different location.
Just because the eyes and body and focused on different locations does not necessarily mean the individual’s energy is split. In many instances where the body and the eyes are focused on different locations, all of the energy is actually being put at the location the body is focused on. The eyes are looking a different direction because the head and body are misaligned, not because the eyes are focusing on anything of interest.
The following list presents some observations about treating the energy of the human body as something that can be focused on an object of interest.
(1) – The energy of the entire body should be focused on the object of interest for health reasons.
Splitting the energy of the body to focus on different objects of interest can be just as bad as the word “splitting” implies. Doesn’t it instinctively sound bad to “split” anything in the human body? Splitting the energy of the body induces pressure in parts of the body not designed to withstand that pressure, which can lead to health problems. These statements all apply to individuals who are unknowingly splitting their energy.
That distinction is important to make because splitting the energy of the body can also be the high level attainment of someone who has spent years of physical practice in pursuit of that ability. The difference in the two situations is that the body of the person who has done physical practice to purposefully gain the skill of splitting their energy, can withstand the pressure that is generated by that process.
(2) – It is common for for the energy of the individuals in the following categories to be split between multiple focal points.
(A) – Young People
Young people frequently display the signs of split energy because they have not finished growing. As a result they do not control their body well enough to focus all of their energy on one location. It is also common for the energy of young people to be unfocused because they are not mentally strong enough or disciplined enough.
(B) – Old People
The energy of old people will become unfocused for the same reasons the energy of young people is unfocused. Just the causes for the reasons are different.
Young people have trouble focusing their body because it is not fully developed. Old people have trouble focusing their body because their body is failing and refuses to respond.
Young people have trouble mentally focusing because they are just learning to use their mind. Old people have trouble mentally focusing because their mind is decaying.
(3) – Sick People
The energy of sick people will become unfocused because the illness either interferes with the body’s ability to respond to their commands, or the illness interferes with their mind so it loses the ability to focus on anything.
(4) – Anyone who desires to misdirect another individual
The energy of the body can be unfocused on purpose. The reason why is misdirection. “Misdirection” is convincing someone to look in one direction while the person who is doing the misdirecting does something else at the other location his split energy is focused on.
There are many situations where that ability would be useful. Almost all of them are as dishonest and hurtful as the description implies. Most successful criminals are successful because they misdirect their victim’s attention one way while they steal something from the other way.
A pickpocket for instance would talk to the target so the target puts their attention on the pickpockets head and face to listen to them. Because the pickpocket can split his energy, he can keep talking to the victim normally while his hand reaches into the victim’s pocket to steal something.
Anyone involved in fighting will find misdirection useful. By splitting their energy and tricking an opponent to look at one location their energy is focused on, they can hit or kick the opponent with the arm or leg the rest of their energy was focused on.
According to Happeh Theory, there is an energy associated with the human body. That energy is invisible, it can travel across a distance, and it can affect other living things. Some people might refer to the energy of the human body in terms like “soul” or “spirit”.
Human beings can “suck”, “drain”, or transfer energy from other human beings. Energy sucking is a negative act, but it can be justified in some cases.
In various discussion on different areas of this website, energy sucking is described as being the work of what are commonly called either “Vampires” or “Succubi”. Most people are familiar with Vampires.
Vampires are commonly described as sucking the blood of their victims. According to Happeh Theory, Vampires are real human beings who suck the energy out of other human beings. At the time the actions of Vampires were being described, there were no modern technological concepts like “energy”. So the people of those times used a word that meant “something precious and necessary to the body that could be taken away by force”.
Blood was what the people of those time would equate with “being precious and necessary for life that could be taken away”. If a human being was injured, other people could see the blood leak out of the body and watch the corresponding weakening of the actions of the wounded individual. Those actions mimic exactly how a human being having their energy sucked will act. The victim will become weak and lethargic in the same way they would if their actual blood was leaking out of them.
Succubi are similar “legendary” creatures said to suck the life energy out of human beings. The difference between Vampires and Succubi is that Succubi are female only, while Vampires are usually male, but could be male or female. Another characteristic of Succubi is that they are said to suck the energy out of men while they are sleeping. According to Happeh Theory, this was a warning to men that women had the ability to suck the energy out of them, and Succubi type women will do this when the man is sleeping.
As stated previously, energy sucking can be justified in some ways. A human being who is feeling unwell or weak, will tend to unconsciously suck the energy out of the people around them. The unhealthy human being is not sucking energy with an evil intent. They are ill and their weak body is trying to repair itself. A case could be made that some members of a group might willingly allow themselves to be energy sucked by an ill group member, to aid the recovery of that group member.
It is important to keep in mind though, that this type of energy sucking is still energy sucking, which will make the individual being energy sucked weaker than they were before.
Happeh Theory is not the only source in the world or history that claims some human beings suck the energy out of other human beings. Both of the cultures where the Vampire and Succubi legends originated of course knew the exact same things about human energy, and energy sucking human being,s that the creator of Happeh Theory does.
This blog entry uses a short video clip from a Japanese Anime cartoon to illustrate and discuss “energy sucking. The storyline illustrates in a way even children can understand how energy sucking works. The Japanese Anime video clip shows some characters discussing a race of creatures the Anime calls “Bounts”. “Bounts” suck the souls of living human beings for food.
The imaginary “Bounts”, who suck human souls for food, behave the same way as Vampires sucking blood from their victims, or Succubi sucking the energy out of sleeping men.
It is then mentioned that by sucking the souls of other human beings, the Bounts become immortal and live forever. While they may not become literally immortal, human beings who suck the energy out of other human beings will remain young looking far into their old age, because of the therapeutic effects of the life energy they suck.
The cartoon also compares the Bount to Vampires because the behavior of the two creatures are so similar.
The Anime states the Bount usually would suck the soul of human in the process of what they call “soul burial”, which would be when the human died.
That claim according to Happeh Theory is a warning. When a human being dies their soul leaves their body. If one of these energy sucking human beings is in the vicinity of the dying human being, the energy sucking human being can interfere with the soul release process in a negative way by trying to get at the dying soul.
The cartoon character states she saw a Bount sucking the life out of a living human being though.
The point being more verification, in addition to Vampires and Succubi, of creatures or types of human beings who suck the energy out of other human beings.
This blog entry is not trying to claim the Japanese children’s cartoon proves the existence of human energy or energy sucking human beings.
One point being made is that many human cultures geographically distant from each other, have all developed stories about human beings who suck the energy out of other human beings. That cannot be a coincidence. The independent development of those stories of creatures with differing names but the same behavior, in those geographically separated cultures, must be descriptions of actual events the people of those cultures experienced.
The other purpose of this blog entry is to provide an initial familiarity with the idea of human energy and energy sucking to people who have never heard of, given any thought to, or perhaps outright disbelieve in, the existence of the energy of the human body. Reading through this blog entry and watching the following complete video clip of the relevant scene from the Japanese Anime, will provide the curious but ignorant individual, with accurate information about the energy of the human body.
Energy Sucking Discussion with Japanese Language Audio and English Subtitles