What Happened Before History? Human Origins

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    • The Word
      The Word Day ago

      @LackMLG ,. only some .. less than 5 percent humans have some ape DNA ... and devil DNA ... people like you, stupid people like you

      have neanderthal and seed of satan, the rest of us, do not

    • The Word
      The Word 3 days ago

      21 Entropic Measurement as DEFINED BY TOP SCIENTISTS IN THE WORLD, plus word History, Plus understood and documented History of GODLY things ALL PROVES GOD,

      IT IS UNDENIABLE ... Earth was specifically designed for MEN, not evolved into an earth for men but since intial creation IT has been a place designed for men

    • The Word
      The Word 3 days ago

      @LackMLG ,. sorry ape boy, i am the higher lifeform apes cannot control humans nor out think men ... go ahead apeboy try to make me shut up. Sorry, my intellect is above your intellect apeboy. I am man, human you just rejected dna that is mislead by evil lies.

      Men try to teach you truth, but apes apparently cannot comprehend lies vs truth .. so, yep.. it is not evolution
      sex is not evolution

  • RedEvoPro
    RedEvoPro 30 minutes ago

    Wanna know the real answer? - In the beginning, God made the heaven and the Earth, then made sea and land, then us!

  • João Lisboa
    João Lisboa 7 hours ago

    This channel is brilliant

  • Frosty The Savage
    Frosty The Savage 8 hours ago

    What happened before history? More history of course!

  • Christos Goulios
    Christos Goulios 9 hours ago

    Version 2

    Intro of vid
    Nerator: god.
    End of vid

  • john kwon
    john kwon 13 hours ago

    1:39 "we do not know what caused them to die out" are you ...... bruh if we do not know how they died out, how do we know if they even exsisted??????? bruh you know nothing about biology

  • Aces
    Aces 18 hours ago

    God created humans. Since the beginning, we’ve always looked the way we look now. Facts.

    • Zeen Daniels
      Zeen Daniels Hour ago

      God created just 2 humans, then somehow they populated the planet, and somehow their descendants are so different regarding skin, hair and eyes color, language, customs and more... 😆

  • sapitron
    sapitron 21 hour ago


  • Ded
    Ded 22 hours ago


  • Esketit
    Esketit Day ago


  • Sunshine Bear
    Sunshine Bear Day ago

    Haha this is so incorrect

  • Gabriel A. F. Parker

    The portuguese language ends at 4:27! Please fix it.

  • Rafael Vargas
    Rafael Vargas Day ago

    humans don't find a need to train for survival unless if you're in the military and honestly that's dangerous and relying on other people if it comes down to your life. On top of that technology has made people soft if a war were to happen we'd all die because no one trusts anyone in the U.S. My generation can be soft, but I refuse to believe that I can't train mentally and physically the same way Marines do for a possible war I'm not even in the military just like to be ahead of any potential situation just a shame not everyone thinks that way cause you can't be too comfortable Humans abilities to adapt and overcome is what has made us survive for millions of years. I bet you people in the future Don't even work out because they rely on their precious cellular regeneration tech. I used to think if you were weak you can still survive, but that's not true. You can be the weakest, but have the will and fire to survive, If you're Weak and rely on others sorry you'll die instantly and the strong can't protect you.

  • BunnyIsABlast
    BunnyIsABlast Day ago

    Too late for witnessing the beginning of humanity,
    Too early for interstellar colonization,

    And just in time for an existential crisis.

  • Shaggy nana
    Shaggy nana Day ago

    I loooove those easter eggs

  • 2045 GNR
    2045 GNR Day ago

    this is a very good video.

  • Ziad Jeeroburkhan

    *FALSE* we are not civilised if we're fighting and killing each other for power and resources. True education starts with resources like tromsite *dot* com

  • Thomas Smith
    Thomas Smith Day ago

    The early humans were BLACK IN AFRICA. NOT WHITE looking

  • Norswil
    Norswil Day ago

    Take that atheists!.... wait

  • Sittahaporn Jantanawong

    good story.

  • dnlfco
    dnlfco Day ago

    I wonder what Graham Hancock thinks about this...

  • Cameron Wright
    Cameron Wright Day ago +1

    Our current lifestyle is actively killing the entire planet, yet we do nothing to change that.

  • jyo Cheruku
    jyo Cheruku 2 days ago

    Grian is so right...... this channel is increadible
    is subbed aswell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • No Point
    No Point 2 days ago +2

    Teacher: Whats your thoughts on people from 2000s
    Kid from 3500: What Neanderthals

  • Heyyo Mo
    Heyyo Mo 2 days ago

    Its scary to see how rapidly and drastically we evolve

  • Tyler Peters
    Tyler Peters 2 days ago +1

    See ya later Homo! -Homnini 2.8 million years ago

  • Philosophy To Go, Please

    03:42 "let me tell you something" strong memegame

  • Jinsouloona
    Jinsouloona 2 days ago

    babe u christian or what?

  • Mighty Meme
    Mighty Meme 2 days ago +1

    Great message at the end. This channel is great.

  • Jason Aguilar
    Jason Aguilar 2 days ago

    Makes me wonder even more if we were genetically modified by aliens at some point. How is it that Homo Erectus was around for 2 million years but didn't evolve as we did? Could you imagine if a wormhole opened up and suddenly an exploration team of evolved Homo Erectus came into contact with us from some alternate world? How different from us would they be?

  • Tommy Espinosa
    Tommy Espinosa 2 days ago

    I'm sorry but this history is completely wrong....the problum is we truly don't know are history...in all honestly we know more then than we don't now.....come on people wake up this is completely false information.....do the research yourself instead of relieing on sum animated utube fiction BS ...think about no GOD....humm wonder why....this is the crap they fed us in school with the info at your fingertips u can dig down the rabbit hole to see how far this shit goes

    • Tommy Espinosa
      Tommy Espinosa 2 days ago

      @ユーネポ / Yuunepo SMH SMH SMH

    • ユーネポ / Yuunepo
      ユーネポ / Yuunepo 2 days ago

      @Tommy Espinosa
      You are rambling. Get a grip. There us ton of scientific proof about the Earth. It's easy to find.

    • Tommy Espinosa
      Tommy Espinosa 2 days ago

      Radio carbon dating methods....explain and prove to me how this method works....u can't...if it was that simple and are technology was that great we would know many things...but we don't we can't even duplicate the pyramids of Giza let alone date them....are technology was greater 5000 years ago....but it's been surpressed....

    • Tommy Espinosa
      Tommy Espinosa 2 days ago

      @ユーネポ / Yuunepo have u seen the planet from space yourself? Have u used any of this scientific equipment yourself? I'm sorry but your not using facts....your quoting someone's else's terminology and repeating what some scientists has ounce said....and ur asking how hi I am...I'm simply saying we just don't know....u don't know...I don't know.....now u Wana be a good sheep in the herd and believe what ever scientists and government tells u ....u go ahead....but if u do sum of your own research you will realize 90 % of everything u learned about are history and orgins is a LIE

    • ユーネポ / Yuunepo
      ユーネポ / Yuunepo 2 days ago

      @Tommy Espinosa
      lol and planet is definitely round don't be ridiculous. How high are you?

  • บุญส่ง ชีวพัฒนา

    Buddhist is not Religion but was the evolution of univers he was hardware of all animal call Mahaburout luxana born to solve all compatible bio ai to take them off he teach all compatible bio ai with Human operating system call Buddha wajwna (E-pititaka+ application)
    Sample for human hardware with 5 sensors eye (cam) ear(mic) nose tongue body
    Sample for human solfware with memory(sunya Khan) allhappiness&bland(Wathana Khan) process system(Sunkhan Khan) Quantum conscious (Winyana Khan)

    WOOWOOWOO WOO 3 days ago

    How is the animation so pretty all the time

  • Farouk Abdelouahab
    Farouk Abdelouahab 3 days ago

    Where are Adam and Eve in this video? You must mix religion and science

    • Farouk Abdelouahab
      Farouk Abdelouahab 5 hours ago

      Be patient

    • Farouk Abdelouahab
      Farouk Abdelouahab 6 hours ago

      The bigbang was already mentioned in the Quran 1400 years ago

    • Farouk Abdelouahab
      Farouk Abdelouahab 6 hours ago

      Those who know and don't know are not equal, if you found just one mistake in the Quran I will apologize

    • Farouk Abdelouahab
      Farouk Abdelouahab 6 hours ago

      Islam gave justice in inheritance and god deprived many things that it's for our good to avoid He ordered us things that would be better for us to do in islam

  • Jake Stevens
    Jake Stevens 3 days ago +1

    And it’s amazing how incredibly tiny the slice of time is for humans to destroy themselves. 1895 was the total beginning for the story of nukes, when radiation was discovered by accident. Jeez look at computers they were even much later...now a lot of people think A.I. might soon kill us all. Weaponizing biological weapons, destroying the ecosystem, etc...it’s unbelievable how new this all is compared to millions of years!

  • Vector
    Vector 3 days ago

    Definitely we live in a society

  • Atakka
    Atakka 3 days ago

    Anyone else notice the Soraka staff at 8:18

  • D4YN93.flv
    D4YN93.flv 3 days ago +1

    9:02 that is the most beautiful way to say

  • MA TOOON's
    MA TOOON's 3 days ago


  • Magidornwill
    Magidornwill 3 days ago

    8:28: "Fox, get this guy off me!" (though the graphics look like Starwing, the girl is clearly playing on an N64)

  • Maximus
    Maximus 3 days ago

    Thank you for your work !
    Recently I got distracted with work,stress,plans..
    You've made me to remember that I must enjoy all the little things in life !

  • Ordinal League
    Ordinal League 3 days ago

    We don’t know.

  • Shane Dahle
    Shane Dahle 3 days ago

    The girl was playing Starfox. Lol

  • Steve Stelly
    Steve Stelly 3 days ago

    You guys are all Homo's lol hahaha

  • Vance Biondo
    Vance Biondo 3 days ago

    Yes they did and had no money and were not spoiled. So they led how to adapt by necessity which today . Many trillion air have no need for nessesities only wants and desire for control not.. out of nessesitiesto destroy or yo find a way other then iliminaation depends or how lazy . People want to be in some kind of resolve

  • Vance Biondo
    Vance Biondo 3 days ago

    Lol history lession

  • Vance Biondo
    Vance Biondo 3 days ago

    Aliana devils . Potato patio 😒

  • Vance Biondo
    Vance Biondo 3 days ago

    Lol so you were there . ☝️ been around a bit huh sir . Or are you giving a history lesson based upon. Other people? Theres a game in the us sit in a circle whisper something in somone ear and at the end see if it sounds the same as it becomes a jumbled mess in the whisperings. Lol SPILL OUT TOTAL KNOWLEDGE TO THE VIEWER ALL KNOWING . ORECLE

  • Jesse Cristo
    Jesse Cristo 3 days ago

    6 million years ago huh...😂😂😂

  • A B
    A B 3 days ago

    You mean human "oringes" lol

  • Tyrone B. Overman
    Tyrone B. Overman 3 days ago

    I love these videos, thank you for making them. I really love to get educated by them!

  • Vanessa Shantae
    Vanessa Shantae 3 days ago

    The simplicity of cavemen life is the source of my envy

  • Kamil Kowalczyk
    Kamil Kowalczyk 3 days ago +1

    This is so much bs for uneducated ppl from uneducated ppl, but when you have 500mln kids who never grow up than stories for kids like this one have 10mln subscribers

    • Kamil Kowalczyk
      Kamil Kowalczyk 13 hours ago +1

      @Hm Grraarrpffrzz you just a child watching cartoons thinking that you are someone smart but we can see in every comment here you are faaaaar from smart, go to mommy and cry to her, I have no time to listen to this drama

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
      Hm Grraarrpffrzz 13 hours ago

      @Kamil Kowalczyk Thank you for the suggestion, I read a lot of books in multiple languages. Do you have an account for librarything? We can compare our book collections there. :)
      _"instead of swearing and insulting ppl online"_ says the guy who wrote _"bs for uneducated ppl."_
      :D Too funny.

    • Kamil Kowalczyk
      Kamil Kowalczyk 14 hours ago +1

      @Hm Grraarrpffrzzdon't cry again because someone have different opinion you can't accept, its 3 time this week, just read some books instead of swearing and insulting ppl online

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
      Hm Grraarrpffrzz Day ago

      @Kamil Kowalczyk _"i did in first message"_
      All you did in the first message was whine and complain. You didn't make a single actual point. If it was your aim to make Creationists look more stupid, you achieved that. :)

    • Kamil Kowalczyk
      Kamil Kowalczyk Day ago

      @Hm Grraarrpffrzz i did in first message but you refuse to accept info there and want to discuss becuse you can't stand different opinion, you need to say something it hurts you too much, simp mangina just get overyt lol

    COALA CHAOS 4 days ago

    Somehow, this made me really happy. Now I finally understand that, obviously, some people might be left and never had the chance for genetic development or mutation of a functional system as I am. Imagine out of ("only") 500 generations, none of them may made it to other places or have never mixed "species" or with other families and were just victims of incest. Nowadays you can easily recognize them, since even the outer appearance reveals the most obvious. However, these people slowly learn how to sneak into society, and show a variety of properties although the behavior remains the same. To give you a quick example: The fat bearded mum with her 3 ugly and noisy kids, which seem to have no linguistic knowledge at all (although they are at least 10 years old,..), who is standing behind you at the customer service and repeatedly pushes her shopping cart into your legs while her kids get on your nerves with stuff thrown at you and talking to you in a language which doesnt exist. At this point, I can imagine how much of a "jump" this new generation will make when their unemployed single mum is eating unhealthy, is fat, sick with heart and kidney and diabetes, and on top not educated at all - whilst daddy already fucks the next trash can where he reproduces again. Or, these people may drive a black Audi A6. (Germans know what I mean). All other may be racists, egoists, haters, religious, lottery player and people who are just focused on hiding their real existence behind their insta filters... Now it all comes together and makes sense ;)

  • Malacki 655
    Malacki 655 4 days ago +1

    “Homo erectus” THATS TWO JOKES IN ONE🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • robizzlor
    robizzlor 4 days ago +6

    "We don't know what caused them do die out". Yeah, we totally didn't kill them ;););)

    • Thomas Smith
      Thomas Smith Day ago

      Probably not, we reproduced faster, SEX, SEX, BABY, to the tune of vanilla ice

    • Albert Einstein
      Albert Einstein Day ago

      Natural selection

  • Edwin Velez
    Edwin Velez 4 days ago +5

    Pretty epic to see the SNES game Starfox is being played by the little girl.

    ASEDHOSAIN 4 days ago +1

    This video lacks those little cute birds

  • Zimmit's Fun House Adventure

    Came here for an existential crisis-

    Got an education.

    Im disappointed.

  • Judah Ben Yasharahla

    100% Crap!!! You tell me: "Where does the single cell comes from?" Even
    Darwin on his death bed confessed that there has to be a Creator! 1 = 1
    God Exist! More Info >> @t

    • Ana Paula Pedro
      Ana Paula Pedro 3 days ago

      Judah Ben Yasharahla Obviously he believed in God. During his time you had to be a Christian or you would be isolated. You have no argument whatsoever

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
      Hm Grraarrpffrzz 3 days ago

      You are just being silly.
      1) We know that once there was no life, and that there is no life now. Considering that basically everything we know is the result of natural processes, and not of magic, the assumption that life came from natural processes instead of magic (which is what Creationists claim) is the most rational one. Not to mention that it's supported by rational arguments, whereas the "we come from magic" stuff is just based on myths and nothing else.
      2) Of course Darwin believed in God. What does that change? He was still smart enough to see that life evolved, and didn't cry "no it did not!!!" because it doesn't match the nonsense written in the Bible.

  • エドガー
    エドガー 5 days ago +1

    Sailor Moon magic wand on a moon??

  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago


  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago


  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago

    Homo Australopithecus

  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago

    Australopithecus africanus

  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago

    Australopithecus afarensis

  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago

    Homo Neanderthalensis

  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago

    Homo Antecessor

  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago

    Paranthropus Robustus

  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago

    Ardipithecus Ramidus

  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago

    Homo Rhodesiensis

  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago

    Homo rudolfensis

  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago

    Homo heidelbergensis

    • handsomelittledog
      handsomelittledog 5 days ago

      Lived in the middle Pleistocene from about 700,000 to 300,000 years

  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago

    Homo floresiensis

  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago

    Homo habilis

  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago

    Homo erectus

  • handsomelittledog
    handsomelittledog 5 days ago

    There are Homo Sapiens Sapiens and Homo Sapiens Idaltu

  • derry budiman
    derry budiman 6 days ago

    Sapiens brief history of human :)

    LARRESON 6 days ago +2

    Love The music

  • VideoFanatic13
    VideoFanatic13 6 days ago +4

    I'd like Vikings as the next historical video please thanks

  • Facu Padi -MS-
    Facu Padi -MS- 6 days ago

    A persistent time line on the bottom of the video would be awesome to realize how there are long times of continuous and short times of improvement

  • The Word
    The Word 6 days ago


  • Cornelius C
    Cornelius C 6 days ago

    Dude, did you know that until today evolutioner never find the "the missing link" of this FAKE THEORY ?
    This theory claimed as the part of science, but in fact, this theory doesn't meet with the 2'nd theory of thermodinamic.

    • Cornelius C
      Cornelius C 3 days ago

      @Hm Grraarrpffrzz so, you said that you understood. Just tell me by now what you've known about this fake theory ?

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
      Hm Grraarrpffrzz 3 days ago

      You should spend less time talking about something you do not understand, and more time on attempting to understand it.

  • Ginko
    Ginko 6 days ago +5

    Thanks, this helps me to improve my English

    • guii Silva
      guii Silva 4 days ago +1

      For sure mate, i'm here learning as well

  • Remilia Scuntlet
    Remilia Scuntlet 6 days ago

    Ah yes, the 1990s the great penutbutter and jelly time revolution

  • The Horror P.
    The Horror P. 6 days ago

    All of this shit isn't even true. This is all outdated research.

    • Zeen Daniels
      Zeen Daniels Hour ago

      Well... This is a video 3 years old now, I expected some things to change, but in essence it's still relevant (and true, btw)

  • Ice Karma
    Ice Karma 6 days ago

    I love this channel, but... only when humans came on the scene did evolution succeed in passing knowledge down the generations other than genetically? Pah. Plenty of animals _teach_ their young, in addition to preprogrammed instincts.

    • Ice Karma
      Ice Karma 6 days ago

      @Agnostic Atheist I was responding to a comment in the video where Kurzgesagt seemed to be saying it was only with the evolution of behaviorally-modern humans that "teaching" behaviours started to exist, when they'd been around for a long time?

    • Agnostic Atheist
      Agnostic Atheist 6 days ago

      @Ice Karma That is correct. Point being?

    • Ice Karma
      Ice Karma 6 days ago +1

      @Agnostic Atheist The first example that comes to mind is that if you separate a kitten from its mother too early, it will never learn how to properly hunt... its instincts tell it to go after anything that moves, but the way of delivering the killing bite, that's _taught._

    • Agnostic Atheist
      Agnostic Atheist 6 days ago

      What exactly do you mean?

  • Anchit Das
    Anchit Das 6 days ago

    Really great video. Please make more.

  • Hedgie
    Hedgie 7 days ago

    This channel is too wholesome

  • Geo Morfis
    Geo Morfis 7 days ago +3

    Imagine how far humanity could go if they were united

    • Zimmit's Fun House Adventure
      Zimmit's Fun House Adventure 4 days ago +1

      Right?? When will all the pointless warmongering stop? Can't we all just live and let live?
      Or we can keep fighting until infinity and maybe blow up the planet one of these days.

    • Geo Morfis
      Geo Morfis 5 days ago

      @kayla because we are toxic we were created that way

    • kayla
      kayla 5 days ago +2

      Geo Morfis why do we all hate eachother it’s so stupid

  • misu
    misu 7 days ago

    I love quality content

  • Kevin Hill
    Kevin Hill 7 days ago

    What if... this is all just a simulation.... What if there is a computer programmer behind all this? What if this simulation was designed as some sort of massive video game called Life??

  • Dracula
    Dracula 7 days ago +1

    Science and Religion is a bit confusing when it comes to this topic

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
      Hm Grraarrpffrzz 3 days ago

      Well, religion is like a failed early form of science, in so far as it was used to attempt to give answers. Unlike science, religion didn't care that much whether the answers were true though.

  • Helene Richard
    Helene Richard 7 days ago

    Kool Video ...Well Done...👍

  • Kenneth Gifford
    Kenneth Gifford 7 days ago


  • onigk61
    onigk61 8 days ago +2

    it would be so cool to live with other species of human

  • The Word
    The Word 8 days ago


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    The Word 8 days ago


    • The Word
      The Word 6 days ago

      @Agnostic Atheist That ANSWER just goes to show your ignorance

    • The Word
      The Word 6 days ago

      @Agnostic Atheist HELLO DUMMY, NO REAL FOSSILS in MOST MUSEUMS.. all FAKE, and HALF THE FAKE is fabricated ... false facts

      Do you realize, only a few of most dinosaurs found of most ...
      MOST ARE NEVER FOUND WHOLE, and in fact MANY are completely shredded in pieces .. in piles o bones with others, and they are making shit up to piece together on dinosaurs .. that no intact fossil were found

      Only what 2 fairly intact T Rex , maybe 3 ever found in 1000s of years of archaeology ...

    • Agnostic Atheist
      Agnostic Atheist 6 days ago

      Visit a museum.

  • Simple Psychiatry
    Simple Psychiatry 8 days ago

    Star fox! ❤️

  • CaseOfThe Sniffles
    CaseOfThe Sniffles 8 days ago

    2050: um like why are you building a house? Don't you realize that ducks made this their home and its their territory? 2100: This guy just invented the wheel