Use the URL: http://www.audible.com/nutshell to get a free audiobook and 30 days free trial and support this channel. Thanks a lot to Audible for supporting us!
Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history.
Support us on Patreon so we can make more stuff (and get cool stuff in return): https://www.patreon.com/Kurzgesagt?ty=h
Kurzgesagt merch here: http://bit.ly/1P1hQIH
Get the music of the video here:
THANKS A LOT TO OUR LOVELY PATRONS FOR SUPPORTING US:
William Kerr, Sean Beier, Donal Botkin, Hugo NAJBERG, Harley Faggetter, robert walsh, Amir Shahar, Corey Hinds, Vegard Bellika, Dasha, Charles LaVene, Wesley Kleeman, jeremy avnet, Zachary Dickson, Timothy Basanov, Richard Stambaugh, Hamish Wilson, John Smith, Tyler Lainer, Yalın Günayer, Drew DeVault, Nicholas Bethencourt, Mike Wiley, Stefan Schnitzer, Brian Coule, John Markus, Sergey Sirotenko, Alex Howe, Angel Ivan Luna Parra, Liam Wade, Hannah Montovani, Noah Harris, David Durant, Hans-Jörg Peter, Daniel McCartney, Marcus Lee, Martin Atanasov, Plyrde Rayos, Emin Arslan ,Sam, Adam, TheVerySeriousLewis, Sam, Shermaine Chew, Sathepine, Manraj Dhaliwal, César Mendonça, Corne Kruger, Andrew Peachey, Thomas, Müller, Daniel, Forssten, Matthew Tse, Matthias S., Azila Azman, Fras Samarit, Jake Wood
What Happened Before History? Human Origins
Help us caption & translate this video!
Well it is. We know all this from ancient cave paintings and the remains of homos and by studying their DNA. And what do religious books have on it? Bunch of inconsistent statements with no proof to back it up.
2018 science answer: ATP synthase occurred almost immediately after the Big Bang on both of two large rocky planets with just the right amount of volcanism. but on one of them God decided to tip it's atmosphere just a little bit out of whack... and then he showed a bonobo on the 2nd one how to walk & talk. freed up thumbs -> fire, tools -> cooked food -> large brains -> fancier tools, need to talk about how to make such tools in a sequence of operations -> concept of time -> abstract spoken language -> written languages -> badabingbadaboom -> the 2nd one tips a little out of whack.
The human calculator is so accurate it states exactly the age of fossils and the universe.
The big bang and evolution theory is so accurate it's an actual fact now.
This is what happens when you give all your attention to what seems correct.
Please pay attention linguistically to the Qur'an.The Final.
That is where the missing links to scientific calculations and interpretations lay .
ISIS the enemy!
Ww1 , world war 2 maybe even ww3 ..
besides looting the lands for its resources to gain power but also to hide the Truth that would save us all , the Only real living miracle . The Quran , the Injeel , the Torah and the old testament.
We do not denounce evolution , but we denounce that man on the Only planet with life is capable of godly calculations.
In a universe with endless possibilities , is there no possibility of an Almighty for all.
In a world where evil exists .
Doesn't extreme goodness exist as well .
1400years back how did this Book know that creation before us existed and wiped out.
Yet today scientists have to tell us to believe it and then misinterpret And misunderstand how we were created
ME THAT'S WHO. Burger had better be HOT, sizzling even. I want it straight from the grill, making that little fzzzzzzzzzzzzt sound as it's flipped over. SIZZLE TO THE STEAK, MEEKU CHAN, IF YOU AIN'T GOT IT, GTFO GO HOME TO EAT YOUR ROOM TEMPERATURE MEAT PATTIES. Maybe your tears will season them, because your animu waifu ain't going to.
An excellent video as always. It should be noted that we aren't that "comparatively weak" physically. Certainly we're not overtly specialised towards killing with speed and natural weaponry & armour like most predators, but our origins as nomadic foraging scavengers in a hot continent lend us a niche in the animal kingdom just as all the rest. We are effectively high-endurance long-distance pack predators:
- we can communicate easily and effectively with one another, and so could our distant ancestors (though obviously with less complexity), making pack communication a breeze
- our sense of sight is unmatched among mammals (which in turn is only really exceeded by birds), being trichromatic and effective for miles; though our night vision is about below-average-to-average for the animal kingdom, it is still serviceable
- we don't have too good a sense of smell but we do have an incredibly fine sense of taste, which allows us to identify nutrition and hazards in flora and fauna (e.g. poisons taste bitter, high concentrations of beneficial vitamins taste sour, etc. etc.)
- our hearing's pretty damn good, assuming you haven't recently been in a mosh pit
- our generally super-fine body hair makes our sweat glands work much more effectively than in any other animal I can think of, which in turn gives us one of the most efficient cooling systems in the natural world; hence making possible fantastic feats of long-distance endurance running. We can run for hours and hours on end and over distances of many miles we can even beat horses!
- our muscle tissue is among the densest in the animal kingdom, giving us a much better
than average power-to-weight ratio
- we have strong gripping hands and lots of muscle mass in the back, which even completely unarmed affords us the ability to throttle things to death or break their necks up to about the mass of a big dog. It's scarcely easy and doesn't stop us from being breakfast for a big cat, bear or any number of predators fine-tuned for running down things just about our size and speed and then ripping them to bits, but we're a far cry from helpless.
Survival was never easy. The fact that we're omnivores is testament to the fact that we were prey as often as we were predators. But we were spreading and migrating across the whole wide world long before we were even behaviourally modern, and there's not a chance we could've done that if we were nothing more than savvy intelligences contained within pathetically weak bodies. We are the product of evolutionary success just as much as wolves, jaguars, Cape buffalo, vultures and every other wonderful thing under the sun. Maybe we're not relatively strong; that doesn't mean we're weak though - we're sizeable, aware, clever, hardy and more than capable of holding our own.
"Cousins of comparable intelligence and ability" naw dude, I disagree. I mean in terms of species that have existed on earth, maybe, but their intelligence and ability was far beneath our own. Hence the reason why only homo sapiens sapiens have survived to the present day.
Humans have come a long way only because of the way they adapted. Humans are a subspecies of ape that is smart. And over time they became extremely smart and some became extremely bad, and weird. Yup, humans......
Yes. It's not about what people knew back then, it's about what we know now. We're able to observe life on atomic levels and observe the universe all with the help of technology, what people didn't have back then. We've perfected all those things you mentioned, made them better and more efficient.
So your conjectures about "Cave paintings and bones" are superior to the word of the masters of antiquity that discovered, PI, the Golden Ratio, Pythagoras Theorem, Logic, Mathematics and constructed edifices(pyramids) that have been standing for at least 5000 years! Good luck with that.
We know all this is valid from observing ancient cave paintings and studying bones and other remains of homos and other species. There's much more to it, this is just a rough summary.
And what does bible/Quran/Hindu texts or whatever nonsense you believe in have? Bunch of inconsistent statements with no proof to back them up.
Stephen Jay Gould, introduction to "The Mismeasure of Man," 1981.
He is not saying that science is completely void of truth, as he says: "... I do not ally myself with an overextension now popular in some historical circles: the purely relativistic claim that scientific change only reflects the modification of social contexts, that truth is a meaningless notion outside cultural assumptions, and that science can, therefore, provide no enduring answers."
What he is saying though is; "some topics are invested with enormous social importance but blessed with very little reliable information." Which is exactly what I am saying about the 'science' of this video and pre-history in general. There is no scientific experiment that can prove what humans were like 100,000 years ago.
I'll end with this quote from khan academy ;
"Even today, we can only piece together a tiny fragment of all that has occurred. And a lot of that understanding could very well be wrong because it is inevitably partial and incomplete. Many things that historians take as a given today will be questioned by future historians armed with new tools and new evidence."
I make prank calls to radio programs. Play them on my page! Depending on the way all humans die off. If from an asteroid it’s likely everything except probes might be alive until they are decommissioned and are pulled down to earth again. Or if we just all disappear and are remade we might find remnants of our civilization just not understanding how powerful it was.
smokingcrack issaferthantidepods what do you think takes more know how, sending a man to the moon or building a stone pyramid? And we know next to nothing about proto civilisation from 4000 bc and back.
I thought this channel had something smart to say.
This "evolution theory" is purely religious crap. You have to believe in it because from a scientific stand point, its absurd on multiple levels of scientific facts.
Let's correct the idiocy.
A scientific theory is A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. Theories include Germ Theory, Theory of Relativity, Quantum Theory, Oxygen Theory of Combustion and of course the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection.
Evolution isn't a theory based upon theories, that makes zero sense. Anyone with a basic understanding of science should at least use proper definations that's how I know you aren't knowledgeable on even the basics. Evolution is based upon multiple hypothesis and mathematical laws such as dollo's law that's all been tested repeatedly under strict conditions.
Chemical Evolution isn't a theory. It's a hypothesis. And it explains how complex organic molecules derived from simpler ones, nothing to do what elements created by fusion. Come on now. Again, a guy who knows nothing about science things they know everything.
I know enough to say most of what you think is science, is not. Allot of it is theories that you have to believe in.
Theory of evolution based upon theories that have no proof.
Chemical evolution is a theory based on other theories to justify existence of heavy elements that are scientifically not possible to create by fusion.
Too many missing links and gaps filled with more theories that make entire thing look more confusing and absurd.
Andrew DeGeorge there’s definable a lot we don’t know about proto-civilisation, just in the past 10-20 years a lot of new information has surfaced. But our collective knowledge isn’t better than our evidence. But people should just know that this narrative is up for debate, always. I do think that this video does a great job of giving a quick overview of the facts. They will most certainly change in the near future, and how f****** exciting is that!! :D we just need to seperate wild speculation from sensational authors with real science.
Væringjar there is evidence that H. Sapiens appeared much earlier and became masters of mathematics and astronomy. This video is very good and contains conservative accepted beliefs supported by secondary literature. But in primary literature, scientists paint a slightly different picture and exposes other possibilities of human evolution and progress. The problem is, much of the evidence is under 200 to 300 feet of water or deep underground due years of erosion and sediment. Evidence supports advanced civilizations over 12 thousand years ago which indicates human history, to get to there, must have evolved much earlier. There is evidence of technology that cannot be replicated today.
Vijay Kumar if you make a distinction between natural philosophy and science as a discipline then it can be argued that Francis Bacon was the one who developed the scientific method. Think that is what they meant.
I guess you missed a point here: hunter man with tools was a generalized way of life; farming led to few people to control resources; now, science and technology is achieved by much fewer people then. So, when you talk 'we' you are in fact talking about few groups of people, while most of human beeings live indeed at older ages.
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.