What Happened Before History? Human Origins

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    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.
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    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell   6 месяцев назад

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    • Mekhi Samuel
      Mekhi Samuel  25 дней назад

      @LackMLg 2 i'm not bring the bible in to this i just don't believe in human evolution

      • Talha Arshad
        Talha Arshad  Месяц назад

        @LackMLG ,. There is no conclusive evidence to undeniably say that humans evolved from apes (when I say apes, I mean non homo groups). Even Darwin never said that. Scientists today talk about a hypothetical/theoretical common ancestor. That's really it. That ancestor could be a human, could be another ape, could be an imaginary thing.

        • Talha Arshad
          Talha Arshad  Месяц назад

          Some truth. Some misinformation. Some speculation.

          • RED chip
            RED chip  2 часа назад

            Which software do you use to make these animations?

            • Stav Levi
              Stav Levi  7 часов назад

              Hey to you dear kruzgesagt! I've been loving and supporting you alot of time now, and I am currently reading Yuval Noah's books. Just wanted to say thanks for lighting up my day withevery single video you make. Please never stop, I admire you guys.

              • Wakaziar
                Wakaziar  9 часов назад

                Tight, now we just have to cause the apocalypse and then roll credits

                • Rockets #1
                  Rockets #1  13 часов назад

                  The only video where a bird doesn’t die.

                  • Rockets #1
                    Rockets #1  13 часов назад

                    Homo Erectus survived because they knew how to erectus in their own. But Homo sapiens somehow outbreeded them.

                    • Gatchaman Series
                      Gatchaman Series  18 часов назад

                      It is a loop, I searched homo sapiens videos because I am reading the book Sapiens.

                      • Megan Axelía Carrington-Ráðvarðurdóttir

                        I love my viking ancestors😊

                        • Maynard
                          Maynard  22 часа назад

                          If other human species still exist today there's gonna be a lot of porn about them.

                          • Pedrum Sd
                            Pedrum Sd  23 часа назад

                            This is such an amazing video I watched it multiple times to fully grasp it. However there is a part that if fails, the part where you mention "The babies would prob. lack a few crucial gene mutations necessary to build a brain with modern language and abstract thinking abilities." based on my fields of studies, it broke my heart to hear this, because it is a HUGE claim without scientific backup. That deserves a whole video of itself with a lot of research on for example key "features" of the modern human brain that really distinguishes us from other beings. Language has two aspects, allowing us to communicate and hence join forces, and associate thoughts to words and meanings, kinda reminds me of word2vec. And abstract thinking is sooo general that it basically does not make sense. What does it mean ? imagination ? planning ? math ? And, What if they just did not have the drive to do the things that we do but they had the mental capacity for it, just like a failing student who is actually very talented but just in the wrong system and environment which has no interested to them. Your videos are clearly based on so much work and research and when I watch them I let my brain trust and learn from you, I hope to be helpful with my comment and not annoying hehe because I want to make sure my brain feeder (you!) is not giving me false assumptions mixed with scientific facts. Love.

                            • ayushposts
                              ayushposts  День назад

                              everyone a G until homo erectus survived for millions of years more than us

                              • algor unico
                                algor unico  День назад

                                A evolução mata a igreja .

                                • algor unico
                                  algor unico  День назад

                                  AMÉM . EU SOU LOUVADO

                                  • algor unico
                                    algor unico  День назад

                                    Puts grila soldado. O Eu Superior está certo ainda , até hoje , e os insights também estão voltando com uma força e raiva que eu vou foder essas instituições de brinquedos , coisa inútil . Isso não é digno de existir nunca mais .

                                    • algor unico
                                      algor unico  День назад

                                      Tecnicamente, então , existe magia no processo da evolução e a mesma funciona . Seres evoluídos conseguem por em prática a magia diferente de outros atrasados que obedecem e nasceram apenas para isso e sua ignorância os fazem rir apenas, porque são incapazes de pensar a um nível mais complexo .

                                      • algor unico
                                        algor unico  День назад

                                        Vou assistir essa merda tomando meu metilfenidato

                                        • algor unico
                                          algor unico  День назад

                                          Glórias a Ritalina que vai chegar

                                          • crimson_Scum
                                            crimson_Scum  День назад

                                            maybe homosaipiens are just violent and we killed them off for no reason

                                            • Мистер Система
                                              Мистер Система  День назад

                                              Супер интересное видео! Хотя информация данная в нём не нова. Молодцы! Умеете, магёте, зае*ись, чётко!

                                              • Court Dragunel
                                                Court Dragunel  День назад

                                                This video is humbling

                                                • Dolly Kiss
                                                  Dolly Kiss  2 дня назад

                                                  So, what do you think about some criticism of that cities had formed due to agriculture, based on Göbekli Tepe?

                                                  • Chase
                                                    Chase  2 дня назад

                                                    Hundreds of thousands of years of human evolution involving our ansestors surviving through great hardship and daily struggles just to get food and this has all led to me laying on my bed eating cheetos and watching youtube.

                                                    • Eggy boy
                                                      Eggy boy  2 дня назад

                                                      Empires became countries countries became continents continents became planets planets became universes

                                                      • TheUltimateNatural
                                                        TheUltimateNatural  2 дня назад

                                                        Star Fox!!

                                                        • Treepalds
                                                          Treepalds  2 дня назад

                                                          Positive:we are on future but Negative:we are need have money for life

                                                          • cheese cake
                                                            cheese cake  2 дня назад

                                                            I don't know.... I think we should have never climbed down from those trees

                                                            • radarlovedr
                                                              radarlovedr  3 дня назад

                                                              Just had a co worker ask me to explain why monkeys are still around if they all eventually evolve into humans! Asked me very indignantly, like she was shattering the whole concept of evolution with that question. Lol I told her that primates (not just monkeys) are like cousins of humans. Distance ancestors. For a visual I told her that a house cat doesn't evolve into a lion! But they are both felines. Oh....

                                                              • Globeal Balinas
                                                                Globeal Balinas  4 дня назад

                                                                Nope apes isnt our first parents its adan and eve god made them could you imagine ape ivolve into humans impossible

                                                                • Aleksandr
                                                                  Aleksandr  16 часов назад

                                                                  Do you presume to know more about human origins than people who devoted their lives to it? How much time did you spend learning about evolution before declaring it "impossible"? How do you think different breeds of dogs exist? Ask yourself these questions, and then think about what makes you qualified to deny evolution.

                                                                  • Ahnaf Dragneel
                                                                    Ahnaf Dragneel  4 дня назад

                                                                    5:35 OOF

                                                                    • Ahnaf Dragneel
                                                                      Ahnaf Dragneel  4 дня назад

                                                                      4:57 big oof

                                                                      • Dank Priest
                                                                        Dank Priest  4 дня назад

                                                                        Damn, first humans were absolute Chads.

                                                                        • Paydaywolf 2008
                                                                          Paydaywolf 2008  4 дня назад

                                                                          So we are giant ants in a sense but with more individuality

                                                                          • ChudLife
                                                                            ChudLife  4 дня назад

                                                                            Your channel name is the sound I make when I sneeze.

                                                                            • Tzippi Fuchs
                                                                              Tzippi Fuchs  4 дня назад

                                                                              It’s German for “shortly said”

                                                                              • Bobble HatGaming
                                                                                Bobble HatGaming  4 дня назад

                                                                                annunaki memes

                                                                                • Iᴅᴋ ᴀɴʏᴍᴏʀᴇ
                                                                                  Iᴅᴋ ᴀɴʏᴍᴏʀᴇ  4 дня назад

                                                                                  So we traded our superhuman strength and instincts for bigger and more complex brains.

                                                                                  • snino
                                                                                    snino  4 дня назад

                                                                                    500 generation ago the civilization start,that less than i thaught

                                                                                    • shawn burnham
                                                                                      shawn burnham  5 дней назад


                                                                                      • Hoodie Matt
                                                                                        Hoodie Matt  5 дней назад

                                                                                        What a great way to end the video. Beautiful and brilliant

                                                                                        • trheemo
                                                                                          trheemo  5 дней назад


                                                                                          • Orange Xylem
                                                                                            Orange Xylem  5 дней назад

                                                                                            Kurzgesagt: We don't know what the future holds. Also Kurtgesagt: Def blimps with a lower level with whale sanctuaries.

                                                                                            • TigerWoodsLibido
                                                                                              TigerWoodsLibido  5 дней назад

                                                                                              This vid made me cry. Grateful to live like a king compared to generations ago.

                                                                                              • Oliver Phippen
                                                                                                Oliver Phippen  5 дней назад

                                                                                                12k years ago man developed Agriculture Some species still dont get it ???

                                                                                                • Oliver Phippen
                                                                                                  Oliver Phippen  5 дней назад

                                                                                                  Does that mean that Negroes came from the trees ???

                                                                                                  • Ya yeet
                                                                                                    Ya yeet  5 дней назад

                                                                                                    One of my favourite videos

                                                                                                    • Paul D
                                                                                                      Paul D  6 дней назад

                                                                                                      And then about 300 years ago, with all of our modern free time we invented religion. It was the concept that there is a creator greater than yourself but yet you are still part of it. Today we call it Social Media.

                                                                                                      • Fabio Oliveira
                                                                                                        Fabio Oliveira  6 дней назад

                                                                                                        It is a real good book. I also recommend it. "Sapiens, a brief history of Humankind" from Yuval Noah Harari. 💪

                                                                                                        • A Surprised Black Man
                                                                                                          A Surprised Black Man  3 дня назад

                                                                                                          It really is. All throughout the video I felt like I've heard this information somewhere else. When it finally got to the end, I was like, "Ohhh yeahhh". Harari is a fantastic author. Clearly.

                                                                                                          • Muhammet talha kanbur
                                                                                                            Muhammet talha kanbur  6 дней назад

                                                                                                            BEYLER YALAN YALAN BİZ MAYMUNNDAN GELMEDİK ALLAH YARATTI MAL MISINIZ????????

                                                                                                            • TheMaverick
                                                                                                              TheMaverick  6 дней назад

                                                                                                              its not human made up world. It is human made world. that is a difference.

                                                                                                              • Astro and Teddy
                                                                                                                Astro and Teddy  6 дней назад

                                                                                                                I’m a big bad wolf

                                                                                                                • JaCH017
                                                                                                                  JaCH017  6 дней назад

                                                                                                                  Whats the next generation of civilization be ?

                                                                                                                  • Monster Kill
                                                                                                                    Monster Kill  6 дней назад

                                                                                                                    How do u count generations? I mean every year another batch or so Generation of kids were born

                                                                                                                    • guru moshai
                                                                                                                      guru moshai  6 дней назад

                                                                                                                      Yep you r doing best to uplifting knowledge, thanks

                                                                                                                      • j
                                                                                                                        j  6 дней назад

                                                                                                                        No worry for survival? There are millions of homeless and poor people...

                                                                                                                        • Diego Veloso
                                                                                                                          Diego Veloso  5 дней назад

                                                                                                                          You may want to read a Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift 😂

                                                                                                                          • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
                                                                                                                            Hm Grraarrpffrzz  6 дней назад

                                                                                                                            And that brings mankind close to extinction?

                                                                                                                            • Ironsabath
                                                                                                                              Ironsabath  6 дней назад

                                                                                                                              We're apes with smartphones xD

                                                                                                                              • dj osearth
                                                                                                                                dj osearth  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                loved it !!

                                                                                                                                • Lachlan Harrison
                                                                                                                                  Lachlan Harrison  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                  8:16 Theirs a prop from the Dark Crystal on the moon

                                                                                                                                  • Regular, Non Threatening - Berries
                                                                                                                                    Regular, Non Threatening - Berries  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                    Instead of just getting sponsored by audible, you guys should really consider making some audio books, I'd PAY to listen to them on my while going to bed or while on the bus to school

                                                                                                                                    • Tyrol
                                                                                                                                      Tyrol  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                      The agricultural revolution was a mistake

                                                                                                                                      • Elie Weisselberger
                                                                                                                                        Elie Weisselberger  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                        Very interesting, this channel really changed my perception of the world

                                                                                                                                        • Lennon Menezes
                                                                                                                                          Lennon Menezes  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                          Depois dos 5:33 fica sem legenda

                                                                                                                                          • GOD OF OWL
                                                                                                                                            GOD OF OWL  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                            Sooo was adam and eve apes before evolving into human?

                                                                                                                                            • Matthew Tenorio_3200654
                                                                                                                                              Matthew Tenorio_3200654  14 часов назад

                                                                                                                                              GOD OF OWL I’m an ex-baptist and I would say, adam and eve didn’t exist. Sorry to break it.

                                                                                                                                              • Freeway Jay
                                                                                                                                                Freeway Jay  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                Star fox anyone

                                                                                                                                                • Light Croix
                                                                                                                                                  Light Croix  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                  Nice informative video but keep in mind that this is just a theory

                                                                                                                                                  • Light Croix
                                                                                                                                                    Light Croix  12 минут назад

                                                                                                                                                    Okay I've read your comments dear scientists. You believe that a single bacteria (from either a dust or an alien bacteria) formed a human being in million of years ago from nothingness. But this is what I believe that there is a powerful being who set our solar system perfectly with aesthetics along with other galaxies. I can't imagine a rock from an explosion would later become an intricate living beings, able to think, decide, and has a concept of morality. I'm not here to debate I just commented that it is just one theory of origin of life and evolution there are dozens of other scientific theories that still disputed (search for it).

                                                                                                                                                    • Matthew Tenorio_3200654
                                                                                                                                                      Matthew Tenorio_3200654  14 часов назад

                                                                                                                                                      Light Croix Actually, based on our current evolution studies, a “missing link” isn’t supposed to be found or happen because that’s not how evolution works, there is no point in time that an ape after one night, turned into a human. It’s not like that. The changes happen everyday by little, to months, to years. You see why you can’t tell when did you change from child to teen to adult? That’s analogy for evolution.

                                                                                                                                                      • Richard Casterly
                                                                                                                                                        Richard Casterly  3 дня назад

                                                                                                                                                        @Light Croix Newp. No such thing. What exactly is a missing link? A fossil of a half-ape half-human? Whats that even supposed to look like? How do you determine that it's both ape enough and human enough?

                                                                                                                                                        • Light Croix
                                                                                                                                                          Light Croix  3 дня назад

                                                                                                                                                          @Richard Casterly actually I have read some articles regarding missing links that were fraud or things like that long time ago. I think some Scientists are still trying to unearth strong evidence of link between human and apes. That's what I recall.

                                                                                                                                                          • Richard Casterly
                                                                                                                                                            Richard Casterly  3 дня назад

                                                                                                                                                            @Light Croix Our understanding of abiogenesis is indeed one crucial topic in the scientific community for years now as it's the most logical explanation of life's origin but until we manage to observe the emergence of life from non-life, the law of biogenesis will remain. So yes you're correct on this point. It's being disputed. However, no. No scientist is currently looking for a "missing" link. Every single fossil that has ever been found is a link. Nothing's missing. In fact, I dont even think scientists know about this missing link that you're talking about. I, myself am not aware of it either. What do you mean by this exacty?

                                                                                                                                                            • GavyGaming
                                                                                                                                                              GavyGaming  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                              Every kurzgesagt video makes me have an existential crisis

                                                                                                                                                              • Rollinghypogrif240
                                                                                                                                                                Rollinghypogrif240  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                I believe in God but this is interesting. I like to think God just made and just let us be on our own.

                                                                                                                                                                • Matthew Tenorio_3200654
                                                                                                                                                                  Matthew Tenorio_3200654  14 часов назад

                                                                                                                                                                  Rollinghypogrif240 I do not deny the existence of universal creator since there is no evidence that god doesn’t exist, but every god in different religions doesn’t exist. I’m a former Christian and when I studied evolution and bigbang, I really started to doubt bible because of its inconsistencies and mistakes. Try to be a free thinker.

                                                                                                                                                                  • •D R E A M•
                                                                                                                                                                    •D R E A M•  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                    This is like forest all over again Or minecraft

                                                                                                                                                                    • Denis la malice
                                                                                                                                                                      Denis la malice  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                      why a french title for a non subtitle video ??

                                                                                                                                                                      • Sir Shark
                                                                                                                                                                        Sir Shark  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                        Then why the apes still exsist u dump fuck xD

                                                                                                                                                                        • Diego Veloso
                                                                                                                                                                          Diego Veloso  5 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                          Because you havent understood how evolution works enough to use it in a conversation, let alone a joke

                                                                                                                                                                          • Richard Casterly
                                                                                                                                                                            Richard Casterly  5 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                            Why is there still dirt if humans were "created" from dirt, you dumb fuck?

                                                                                                                                                                            • Profesjonalny Youtuber
                                                                                                                                                                              Profesjonalny Youtuber  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                              No i zajebiście

                                                                                                                                                                              • boob72
                                                                                                                                                                                boob72  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                                At what point in human evolution did eating ass become a thing?...

                                                                                                                                                                                • Hey Eaglet
                                                                                                                                                                                  Hey Eaglet  8 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                                  ... Empires become countries Countries become continents Continents became planets Planets became solar systems Solar systems become galaxies Galaxies become universes Universes bccome multiuniverses Uhh... hmm

                                                                                                                                                                                  • JCstock
                                                                                                                                                                                    JCstock  8 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                                    "Today we live in the most advanced civilization humans have ever known" Funny how all generations could have said that at one point.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Diego Veloso
                                                                                                                                                                                      Diego Veloso  5 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                                      Almost like, *THIS* moment is the oldest you've ever been

                                                                                                                                                                                      • haha
                                                                                                                                                                                        haha  7 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                                        pretty cool when you put it that way

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jocelyn Rodriguez
                                                                                                                                                                                          Jocelyn Rodriguez  8 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm just here because it's homework for history class 😐😂

                                                                                                                                                                                          • ALYCAT Ms Smarty
                                                                                                                                                                                            ALYCAT Ms Smarty  8 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                                            I’d rather plant my own stuff than eat genetically modified food that can kill a section of the most important kind of people Nope imma live longer

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kako Mohammed
                                                                                                                                                                                              Kako Mohammed  5 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                                              Veganism is for faggots

                                                                                                                                                                                              • zach Matl74
                                                                                                                                                                                                zach Matl74  8 дней назад

                                                                                                                                                                                                0:58 When the pizza rolls are gone