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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    • Fábio Costa
      Fábio Costa 12 days ago

      From 04:27 there is no subtitle anymore, I was enjoying the videooo :'(

    • Mekhi Samuel
      Mekhi Samuel Month ago +1

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

    • Talha Arshad
      Talha Arshad 2 months ago +2

      @Lackishungry 2
      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 2 months ago +1

      Some truth. Some misinformation. Some speculation.

  • Mahmood
    Mahmood 4 hours ago

    read about the common ancestral point. where scientists found out that all of us share a common ancestor that goes back to just 3000-5000 years ago, they were bewildered, because they thought it would be much older

  • mahchymk93
    mahchymk93 8 hours ago

    Awwwwweeee cute big bad wolf

  • NorthEast-United player unknown

    Lots of love and support from ARUNACHAL 🤗 Pradesh Himalayan region lol

    IPRRD M Day ago

    I think we've went to far. Failed experiment of nature.

  • Jens Harald
    Jens Harald Day ago

    The message at the end was nice

  • unyeckenerd
    unyeckenerd Day ago

    What’s the lesson?

    *My ancestors were badasses*

  • L Desiron
    L Desiron Day ago

    Sapiens in a nutshell :-)

  • MrIceman2007
    MrIceman2007 Day ago

    He's wrong. I have Apes living next door to me still, They definitely havnt evolved yet either....

  • john sovinchi
    john sovinchi Day ago

    Like evolution itself the process of understanding it is a work in progress. Many theories now proposed seems to contradict that of Darwin's

    • john sovinchi
      john sovinchi 10 hours ago

      @Hm Grraarrpffrzz just sayin'

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
      Hm Grraarrpffrzz 11 hours ago

      If you refer to the theory of evolution, when you talk about "Darwins theories", could you name one that contradicts it?

  • Bhushan Jain
    Bhushan Jain Day ago

    What a Wonderful way to represent the things !!!!

  • Surprised Neeko
    Surprised Neeko Day ago +1

    0:59 the origin of imma head out meme

  • Jo 変態 - senpai
    Jo 変態 - senpai 2 days ago

    No one:
    First human to communicate: “LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING”

  • Nico
    Nico 2 days ago +1

    That ending attacked me on a personal level

  • Rodrigo Martínez
    Rodrigo Martínez 2 days ago

    The ending made me re-think my whole life, thanks Kurzgesagt :)

  • wolfo slavy boi
    wolfo slavy boi 2 days ago

    5:15 me when a bully punches me and says the dumbest reasons why

  • wolfo slavy boi
    wolfo slavy boi 2 days ago

    Me :
    Kurtzgesagt: *REcOmndEd Fo yA SILLY WolF*

    Me : ◇mercI◇

  • Julian Rivas
    Julian Rivas 2 days ago

    This is the story I always tell myself when I’m on a plane sitting in mildly uncomfortable chair SOARING THROUGH THE FUCKING SKY!

  • Ashliyahnah Taylor
    Ashliyahnah Taylor 2 days ago

    And then instead of protecting the planet like we should, we destroy, knowing that we do, and not giving a sh*t.

  • Chris Summers
    Chris Summers 2 days ago

    Scholar a few centuries ago
    Potential - highscrapper
    Agricultural - food source
    Industrial revolution
    Robots on other planets

  • 446595252e
    446595252e 3 days ago +1

    Hard to grasp how 'fast' all of that happened?

  • Robert Eischen
    Robert Eischen 3 days ago +1

    "Here are more videos of you need more distraction."
    Lmao, you definitely called me out there. Fuck math homework 😅

  • • I am a Funny YouTuber lol

    So we r just hybrid apes who can think about it self seems legit.

    • Sam K
      Sam K 9 hours ago

      You believe anything that a guy in a lab coat tells you. Smh

  • Phil Chadwick
    Phil Chadwick 3 days ago +1

    Possibly before 12,000 years ago. If we find more places like Göbekli Tepe

  • منير النمر
    منير النمر 3 days ago +1

    Coming from a monkey!!! Seriously. Did you know the monkey theory is proven wrong. I like this channel and i like this video except in the monkey side

    • Diego Veloso
      Diego Veloso 2 days ago

      The fact that you said "coming from a monkey" means you did not read into evolution enough to understand it despite already having an opinion of it.

  • amina yosefe
    amina yosefe 4 days ago +1

    But my religion says something else...

  • Crona Gru
    Crona Gru 4 days ago +1

    Lol, the sailor moon wand

  • John
    John 4 days ago +1

    would love to see you go more in depth on the other types of humans

  • pandoobidently pandy
    pandoobidently pandy 4 days ago +1

    that game in the animation is star fox

  • lceyyy
    lceyyy 4 days ago +1

    So youtube, would adam and eve be valid?

  • LadyXilaReads
    LadyXilaReads 4 days ago +1

    Can you do a video on magnatar?

  • Tom Quirici
    Tom Quirici 5 days ago

    The only less intelligent part of this page is the comment section. It is filled with the least educated, dim-witted retards ever created by degeneration of Gods perfect DNA. Really, simply a stupid fest of unimaginable proportions I'm outta here.

  • Bearpaw
    Bearpaw 5 days ago +2

    Fking atheist 😂

  • Zane Frey
    Zane Frey 5 days ago +2

    People: Humans are physically weak
    Ancestors: Bitch please watch me kill this bear, sprint/run after this deer and deadlift/carry all this shit back to my camp miles away

  • Timothy Sheridan
    Timothy Sheridan 5 days ago +1

    its not true.. all the hominids were related amd a single species.. the mixing was a merger of "sub spcies" .. just one large network of variation.. but race did exist in different geographic areas.. princily, northern white amd equitorial we see today..
    farming left the gatherers lots of time to tinker..
    oral traditions, gave way to written..amd group knowledge building..
    but it was probabily easier to just eat from the farther trees, spreadding the best seeds faster..

    • Sam K
      Sam K 9 hours ago

      Timothy Sheridan

  • Tom Quirici
    Tom Quirici 5 days ago +1

    There is no prehistory, all of it has been recorded. There were no cave men, no big bang, no evolution, none of it. Relativity is straight-up Babylonian religion, mysticism clothed in a see-thru nighty called quantum physics, a faith-based, non- scientific, experiment-free religion for God hating self-serving future residents of the Lake of Fire.

    • Sam K
      Sam K 3 hours ago

      frisk and some blob from SCP foundation
      Lol in ur first comment you said Christianity changes threw the ages so that it doesn’t get forgotten as a myth. You called Christianity a myth. You believe in evolution which contradicts the first book of the Bible. No Adam and Eve, no reason for God to become man to die for our sins. You are not a Christian as u just claimed and I don’t have conversations with liars. Have a great day :)

    • frisk and some blob from SCP foundation
      frisk and some blob from SCP foundation 6 hours ago

      @Sam K that is insulting considering i am christian
      Also its true that christianity, islam, and judaism is one of the same, they are called abrahamic for a reason
      Also how do you explain that christianity is not the first religion to have a god? Christianity clearly take some aspects of judaism and some greek and islam does the same too (except for the greek part maybe)

    • Sam K
      Sam K 9 hours ago

      frisk and some blob from SCP foundation
      You clearly don’t understand Christianity or any other religion.

    • Sam K
      Sam K 9 hours ago

      Tom Quirici
      You’re right.

    • Diego Veloso
      Diego Veloso 2 days ago

      If you can prove all that

  • Jakobi Kornegay James
    Jakobi Kornegay James 5 days ago +5

    Me: *Trying to put on an outfit*
    My Ancestors wearing just a cloth: "c'mon Son, You burn much sunlight!"

  • Hidden Eye
    Hidden Eye 5 days ago +1

    No homo

  • Turdaxer 321
    Turdaxer 321 5 days ago +1

    when you evolve to small brain to big brain

  • aldrei fabian
    aldrei fabian 6 days ago +2

    are you still alive man your video was uploaded from 23 january 2016 i dont want you to die i love your videos

    • Khaled Moharram
      Khaled Moharram 2 days ago

      They are still creating videos, look at their channel

  • lol no u
    lol no u 6 days ago +1

    Yeah lets just steal a few babies

  • Eric Xie
    Eric Xie 6 days ago +2

    Pewdiepie and early humans: BIG BRAIN

  • dfg fgd
    dfg fgd 6 days ago

    And there was the religion came and all the science fucked up

    • Muarkeus
      Muarkeus 6 days ago

      dfg fgd Yes someone gets it

  • Andrew G
    Andrew G 6 days ago +1

    The species names confuse people, and species do not exist in nature. This is an abstract and frankly outdated concept.
    It is far more apt to think of gene pools representing populations that overlapped in some areas and over time the most common genes in those pools changed (natural selection)and one pool grew to eventually encompass all of the others.

    • Muarkeus
      Muarkeus 6 days ago

      Andrew G science always have these fucking weird names, they can’t just name it in a simple way

  • Andrew G
    Andrew G 6 days ago +1

    It was NOT “resources” or “minor genocides”. H. sapiens populations were simply much larger when they expanded out of Africa than the established cousin species they encountered. These local populations were bred out of existence, essentially genetically swamped.
    The problem of non-anthropology science reporters, like this channel, to assume genocide isn’t scientific. Essentially they are just using this situation to prop up modern paradigms. That just isn’t supported by the evidence in this case.

    • Andrew G
      Andrew G 2 days ago

      And I agree most humans today would not survive in those conditions. But that is because our expressed genes reflect our environment being we are now adapting to sedentary and “civilized” life styles. We don’t need to survive in the wilderness. Though we are certainly not physically fit to compete with those ancient humans in there realm; they are equally ill equipped to live in ours like our food adaptations and especially our immunological adaptations.
      Evolution is simply a change in expressed gene (allele) frequency in a given population over time. Those alleles react to changes in our environment with genes already in the gene pool. Occasionally new mutations will arise that spread quickly like with dairy. Genes can promulgate through a gene pool if they have a neutral effect as well and are there when they are no longer neutral for good or bad, this is how we have lost most of our olfactory sense for example. And finally hybridization between gene pools can also quickly change alleles. Like with Neanderthals( most of the genes we kept from them are solely related to immune systems.

    • Andrew G
      Andrew G 2 days ago

      Thanks for you opinion. But I have to say that your analogy is incorrect here. Neanderthals and their ancestors had lived in Europe and Asia for 500,000 years. They had many adaptations that made them more physically fit for their environment from their morphology to their skin color and even their immune systems.
      In this case though Neanderthal populations had declined thanks to repeated cycles of ice ages. In fact their populations had become so isolated from one another to cause what would have been eventually a fatal lack of genetic diversity.
      We know all of this thanks to the work of Dr. Svante Paabo and the Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. They have sequenced the multiple Neanderthal genomes at this point.
      Evolution hinges on genetic diversity. Though the first modern humans lacked the morphological and immunological adaptations of Neanderthals, they still trumped Neanderthals because of what is likely complex language and abstract thought which allowed them numerous cultural advantages.
      We know Neanderthals and humans mated. Many assume humans just killed and raped Neanderthals. Though certainly a possibility, there is no direct evidence for that. It is equally just as probable that Neanderthals killed humans and raped their women.
      And from what this knowledge of hybridization brought to the attention of the anthropological community, we have now found instances of more hybridization between other human species. It’s safe to assume this happened frequently over the course of our evolution.
      And studies of nomadic and hunter/gatherer societies, it is a universal trait that women are sent to other groups to marry, thereby limiting inbreeding and it’s ill effects. I think it’s also possible that this happened with Neanderthals. They traded women. And because the populations of Neanderthals were so small at this point and the cultural advantages of modern humans allowed them much larger groups, Neanderthals were simply bred pit of unique existence over a few thousand years.

    • Robert Eischen
      Robert Eischen 3 days ago

      I don't know about that. It's more likely that modern humans were better equipped for survival than the other species of humans.
      Imagine if a bunch of brown furred bunnies and white furred bunnies were released in a land that was always brown. The brown furred bunnies would more easily survive and eventually all the white furred bunnies would die out. That's probably more like what happened.
      The other species of humans just weren't able to as easily adopt to environmental changes and challenges wilderness survival constantly demands as our ancestors could. If a carnivore relies on a few specific species of animals for nourishment and you totally remove those species, the animals will have to adopt or die. And wilderness survival is very challenging.
      Tbh I believe few modern humans could do it today, myself included.

  • RussRedCloud
    RussRedCloud 6 days ago +2

    Imagine if today there were still other species of humans living amongst us. Your neighbor would be big boned and nine feet tall with protruding features. The mailman would be four feet tall with big feet. Albinos would probably be more common. It's crazy how they all died off and only Homo sapiens survived.

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    Tero 6 days ago


  • Matheus Martins
    Matheus Martins 6 days ago

    Legenda Português(Brasileiro)?

  • Ihsan Raouf stodios
    Ihsan Raouf stodios 6 days ago +1

    The religions says the opposite off this simple minded theory that the human developed from apes the truth is that Adam was in heaven then he and his wife eve got down to the earth because of disobeying the God orders

    • Diego Veloso
      Diego Veloso 4 days ago

      @Márton Szalai fair point👍👌

    • Márton Szalai
      Márton Szalai 4 days ago +1

      @Diego Veloso Look you are 100% right. He is a free person and probably he won't be hurting anyone but himself by missing out on the real wonders and extraordinary things life presents to those who are willing to research or just a tiny bit open their eyes.
      Although, the fact that people like him are still exposed to such low levels of education, lack critical thinking skills and willingly swallow doctrines IS SAD and scary at the same time.
      Imagine thinking, that 97% of the scientific community who supports evolution (and have PhDs in relating fields) would want to lie to you and expose you to swallow "that you are a primate" ... Imagine that this guy is offered in another scenario that he can choose to travel with two plains:
      There are 100 engineers from which 97 claim the left one is safe and the rest that the right plane is the one to go with. Do you think he would ever sit in the plain only verified by 3 engineers?! I bet my... he would never.
      A 5 minutes research would help them through the worst part of their ignorance, which they are incapable of doing and willingly dismiss all reason in favour of their God "who gives so much".
      Anyway.. it is just sad.

    • Diego Veloso
      Diego Veloso 4 days ago

      Truth requires evidence to be true, which evolution has. Religion relies on faith in its doctrines. Now, you are free to believe in whatever you want. However once you start claiming a faith reliant religion is the truth, over the mountains of evidence supporting evolution; you better have solid proof. Note, religious texts are part of the claim's premise, so it cannot be used as proof.
      But again, you are a free person, free to believe in whatever you want.

    • Muarkeus
      Muarkeus 5 days ago +2

      Ihsan Raouf stodios The fuck? who is god? is that some kind of fairy tale you stupid shit heads believe?

    • Márton Szalai
      Márton Szalai 5 days ago +1

      @Ihsan Raouf stodios Hahahahaha I welcome a God who punished with hell and even to being omnipresent and omnipotent denies all people who are suffering around the world and allows Satan to wreak havoc and destruction to entertain himself and be praised. You know, if I end up in hell for not "believing" in such a malevolent and hateful God I will welcome the eternal fire and it will feel real good man. So don't fear God but aid the living.

  • Keny Salazar
    Keny Salazar 6 days ago +1

    I love this content.

  • Keny Salazar
    Keny Salazar 6 days ago +1

    I love this content.

  • TheMadDad!
    TheMadDad! 6 days ago

    The music tho...

  • loki
    loki 6 days ago

    I love kurz
    No *_HoMo_*

  • Chhavimani Choubey
    Chhavimani Choubey 6 days ago

    Thank you 🙂

  • Shifty Malone
    Shifty Malone 6 days ago

    Sort of true, but when were the great pyramid and other megalithic structures built? Why did civilisations from over 10000 years ago have knowledge of our solar system, without telescopes?

    • Diego Veloso
      Diego Veloso 3 days ago

      @Shifty Malone pluto was discovered in 1930, they had telescopes by then

    • Shifty Malone
      Shifty Malone 3 days ago

      @Diego Veloso they looked up & saw Pluto?

    • Shifty Malone
      Shifty Malone 3 days ago

      @Márton Szalaime: *when?*

    • Diego Veloso
      Diego Veloso 4 days ago

      They also had LOTS of time to get stuff done.
      On their knowlege of the solar system. They simply just looked up at the night sky. They noticed how some celestial obejcts have a pattern in their movement, they also noticed how others do not

    • Márton Szalai
      Márton Szalai 5 days ago +1


  • Márton Szalai
    Márton Szalai 6 days ago +3

    Wow, I am surprised how no theist stupidity made its way through the comment section! .. I was scrolling waiting for something like evolution is a hoax et cetera.. but NOTHING OF THE SORT! ...

  • David Coleman
    David Coleman 7 days ago

    I never would have survived in the past I'm an idiot . Lmao

    • Robert Eischen
      Robert Eischen 3 days ago

      If you were dropped into a tribe which already had the skills and knowledge for survival and you were willing to learn from them, I think you could probably do it.
      Though, you would surely be disadvantaged for a long time while you develop these skills.

  • vinylupstart
    vinylupstart 7 days ago

    8 thousand people that watched this video also support trump.

    • Diego Veloso
      Diego Veloso 13 hours ago

      Bringing politics into an apolitical video, classy

    • Muarkeus
      Muarkeus 6 days ago

      Donald trump has done some good things, even if hilary became president she’s prob gonna do stupid things and good things just like donald trump the fuck is the difference? U want a female president cuz there has never been one?

    • Lgk killer559
      Lgk killer559 6 days ago

      vinylupstart ok do we care

  • Siva Prakash
    Siva Prakash 7 days ago

    thats scarily fascinating,inspiring and mind blowing at the same time...

  • Anthony Liscio
    Anthony Liscio 7 days ago

    Wow I clicked on this and thought it was the infographics show

    • Raphael
      Raphael 6 days ago

      This is way better tbh