Facts about Human Evolution


Imagine the scene it was 1871 and Charles Darwin had just suggested that we humans did not in fact walk fully formed, out of the primordial sludge at the beginning of time instead, in his book “The Descent of Man”, He proposed that humans descended from African apes. Naturally, his Victorian contemporaries were all “Ooooo… Fetch me my smelling salts…” and clutching at their pearls and what not and maybe you can’t blame them for being shocked because Darwin’s idea is still shocking people like a 140 years later. But, as he often was, Darwin was right. The amazing thing was that he proposed his theory of human evolution when there was almost no fossil evidence of any other kinds of Hominins That includes us and our ape-like ancestors on Earth. It took another 50 years for enough fossils to pile up to start corroborating Darwin’s Theory, and another several decades to piece together compare and argue about how these species related to each other. Actually, that is a process that is still going on right now. These days about two dozen Hominid species or possible species have been identified, and while the Hominid family tree looks sorta like a prickly bush at the moment, taken together these fossils do show us how our ape-like ancestors evolved into modern human awesomeness. See, on the journey from the genus Australopithecus to the genus Homo, our ancestors reached a series of game changing evolutionary benchmarks. Whether they were acquired traits or new behaviours, that gave its species a huge advantage over the previous ones. We exist largely because of those evolutionary breakthroughs So, what are they? And who else is in our family bush? And will this be on the final? Follow me into the facts of human evolution. *Theme tune* Our understanding of where we came from has changed dramatically in just the last 50 years. If you were a paleoanthropologist working in the 1970’s, you’d probably believe that there was a bunch of different human species running around on Earth for millions of years, and that they all sorta interbred when they bumped into each other. This is known as the ‘Multiregional Hypothesis’ and it suggested that Neanderthals in Europe, for example evolved into Modern Europeans. While Homo Erectus in China would have been the predecessor of Modern Asians, and that Java Man found in Indonesia would have been the ancestor to Australian Aboriginal Peoples. These days Multiregionalism has fallen out of favor, mostly because in the 1980’s researchers started studying mitochondrial DNA. That’s the ancient DNA found in the mitochondria of our cells, which is totally separate from the DNA in our cell’s nuclei, that’s the stuff that we inherit from both our parents. Mitochondrial DNA, on the other hand, is passed down only from the mothers to their offspring and by following its various mutations over time and across populations, scientists have been able to track the migration of humans over the past 200,000 years. All the way back to a single ancestral population of modern humans in Africa. This genetic evidence combined with the fact that all of the oldest Hominin fossils have come from Africa, led to the Out of Africa Hypothesis which suggests that anatomically modern humans evolved exclusively in Africa and then spread across the world in 2 different waves. One wave which happened anywhere from 70,000 to 125,000 years ago took a right-hand-turn out of Africa, populating the Middle East, Asia, Indonesia, and Australia. The second wave happened much later and headed straight up through Europe. So that’s currently the most popular idea about where we came from but when it comes to how hominins evolved, there are only a few thing we’re sure about. For starters, there did used to be a lot of different species of people running around and now there’s only one. And thought we share the vast majority of our DNA with chimps Our common ancestor with them probably lived about 7 million years ago, maybe more It was about a million years after that break with chimps that the Homo Sapiens saga really began when a segment of an ancient population of apes acquired the first real breakthrough in human evolution, bipedalism. This is when apes somewhat obviously started walking upright and on two feet And there were a couple of different, early, semi-bipedal genera of apes And these probably evolved into the australopithecines Who we can call grandma and grandpa. Australopithecines weren’t that different from other ancient African apes They were about the same size and they had the same size brains In fact, the first australopithecines like Lucy, the 3.2 million year old australopithecus aferensis fossil found in Ethiopia in 1974, was probably about a meter tall and didn’t look too different from a modern chimp. But we know that Lucy walked upright due to the shape of her bones and because we found fossilized footprints of her buddies. And though there are a few different theories about why bipedalism may have evolved it seems to have happened just as the dense African forests were shrinking due to climate change. So early hominins may have been forced out onto the grasslands where bipedalism made it easier to spot predators, to travel long distances, and to pick fruit off trees. But bipedalism was most important because it freed up two of our limbs. When you got two hands just hanging out not doing anything the next obvious step is to pick up a rock and start smashing stuff. And voilà You got an ape… using a tool And this led to the second major characteristic to advance human evolution, a precision grip. As hominins evolved, they used their hands more and more for gripping and manipulating small objects than swinging through trees and what have you. So over time, the big curved hands that we associate with chimps and gorillas were replaced with smaller, more nimble hands with powerful thumbs that you can see at the end of your arms right now. These hands were better suited for using slicing tools and our first tool making ancestor may have been Homo Habilis, aka handy man Homo Habilis was the first obviously human-like hominin in the fossil record and he’s thought to be the earliest member of the Homo genus. He first appeared about 2.4 million years ago and was probably the direct descendant of the australopithecines. I have to say probably because, you know, I wasn’t there and there will always be holes in the fossil record. And Homo Habilis probably couldn’t have fixed your dish washer but he could totally have smashed it to pieces with a rock. In addition to acquiring more dexterous hands, Homo Habilis ate meat. Its omnivorous diet was a new thing for previously vegetarian hominins and it turned out to be another game changer for the genus Homo because it kick-started the process of encephalization. Or the growth of the brain in relation to the overall body mass. See building and maintaining brains requires a ton of calories, so even though the first omnivorous hominins were probably scavenging gazelle scraps from saber tooth cats or something Meat was a big enough part of their diet that their brain size increased pretty rapidly. Some argue that Homo Habilis was also probably the first human ancestor to figure out how to cook food. Cooking unlocks all sorts of calories and nutrients from vegetables and tubers as well as making rotten, scavenged meat less dangerous. So overall nutrition for these guys improved a LOT around this time, and brains as a result got bigger. But it wasn’t just brain size that evolved, the pattern of brain growth was really important too. Over time, our ancestors temporal lobes which house the centers for language processing and the prefontal cortices which help with complex decision making and moderating social behavior grew disproportionately to the other parts of their brain. Some researchers think this had a lot to do with the vastly improved diet and at the same time a need to solve social problems which was becoming more and more important. One reason for this can be found in the fossils of Homo Ergaster Which came on the scene about 1.65 million years ago A lot of people think it’s the desendent og Homo Habilis They looked even more like modern humans than Homo Habilis They had smaller jaws, and sharper teeth, and were taller and more slender. They were also probably the first mostly hairless hominins But one very interesting detail is that Homo Ergaster had hips so narrow as to make the unassisted delivery of a baby very difficult. And since Ergaster had bigger brains, their babies had to have probably also considerably larger than those of past hominin babies. So, baby heads were getting bigger as females pelvises were getting smaller. The only solution was for babies to be born before their brains were fully formed so that they could pass through the birth canal. But this meant that after birth, babies were less developed, requiring more care than ever and for a longer time. This required Ergaster and later members of the Homo genus to develop another breakthrough That could only be possible with big sophisticated brains. I’m talking, of course, about complex social behavior. More so than anyone who came before them members of Homo Ergaster really needed each other. For delivering each other’s babies, for caring babies that took freaking forever to mature For finding enough food to sustain everybody, and for hunting, which Ergaster probably did in groups. It’s also possible that Homo Ergaster was the first human to leave Africa Maybe in search of better hunting grounds Ergaster bones dated to around 1.75 million years ago and have been found around the border of Armenia and Georgia. Shortly afterward we start seeing the genus Homo Erectus The first early human whose fossils have been found in large numbers outside of Africa And it seems like they did really well for themselves Homo Erectus, was kind of my favorite grandpa. Or maybe great uncle. Nobody’s sure. Because during the heyday of Homo Erectus, about 400,000 to 600,000 year ago we begin to see another species of hominin. Homo Heidelbegensis which some believe to be the direct descendant of Homo Ergaster Since they were very similar with a couple of exceptions. For instance, some scientists believe that Heidelbegensis was the first hominin species to bury their dead But possibly the most important thing about Homo Heidelbegensis is that many believe It’s the direct predecessor to modern Homo Sapiens. And possibly, also to our thick-browed cousins the Neanderthals, aka Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis Or Homo Neanderthalensis. One theory is that a population of Heidelbergensis remained in Africa and modern humans descended from them, while other Heidelbergensis hoofed it up through Europe and Neanderthals derived from that group. This, like many other things in human evolution is hotly contested. What we do know is that And though they had pronounced brow ridges and were heavier set than we are They look pretty similar to modern humans Their brains seem to have been a little bit larger than ours, and modern humans and neanderthals apparently shared some cultural habits, like burying our dead, making art, and using tools to beat the crap out of each other. And of course, they totally found some time to get it on with each other we’ve been able to reconstruct almost the entire neanderthal genome and it turns out, that about 2.5% of our DNA is from some neanderthals who – I guess – some of our great-great-great…-great-grandmothers spend a great night within a cave in Israel! So that brings us up through modern humans, but the story of our ancestry is always changing, because exciting discoveries are being made all the time. For instance, in 2004 researchers found fossils of Homo Floresiensis a.k.a. the Hobbit, a tiny person that lived about until 13’000 years ago in what is now Indonesia. Even more recently, in 2008, fossils of a new people, the Denisovans, or Denisova Hominin were discovered, researchers think may have overlapped, and possible, interbred with modern humans, and the discovery of Australopithecus Sediba, also in 2008, has some paleo-anthropaleologists in a dither about whether it could be the real direct progenitor for the genus homo, and also the first tool maker. So, it’s an exciting time to be researching our origins. No one’s really sure what killed off these other species, some theories suggest it was climate change, or a catastrophic event like a supervolcano eruption, or simply not being able to compete with [points fingers] This. Maybe we are the survivors because of our big brains, we had to evolve to help each other out, and because we eventually developed agriculture about 10’000 years ago, which caused a huge population explosion that is still going on today. But now, it’s just us. Which makes me a little bit sad. It’s pretty strange to think that if we went back in time just a 100’000 years, like yesterday afternoon, geologically speaking, we’d be sharing the earth with 6 different kinds of humans. Somethin’ tells me that playing Mario Party with a neanderthal would be like would be like a dozen different kinds of awesome, but I guess I’ll never know. Thank you for watching this exceptionally long SciShow infusion couldn’t help it, there was a lot to cover If you have any questions / ideas, please leave them down below in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter, and we’ll see you next time. *Theme tune*

100 Comments

  1. Matt Ward said:

    Thousands of scientist just gathered enough courage to come out and speak the truth about the mathematically impossible theory of evolution.

    February 13, 2019
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  2. First Name Surname said:

    Ok, You are already banned to enjoy and/or use My Time Machine.

    Cya, Looser.

    February 15, 2019
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  3. Cognitive Dissonance said:

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/neanderthal-man-never-existed-and-8-other-forgeries-rivka-levy

    February 15, 2019
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  4. TIBOR Purzsas said:

    It's only our kind is left now , yet we still warring and combating each other ! Imagine if there were three or four different kind of hominids sharing the planet ?

    February 16, 2019
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  5. TIBOR Purzsas said:

    It's only our kind is left now , yet we still warring and combating each other ! Imagine if there were three or four different kind of hominids sharing the planet ?

    February 16, 2019
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  6. Alex Celeras said:

    I count a minimum of 7 species of modern humans currently in existence.

    February 19, 2019
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  7. Yo Boi Family Dolla said:

    THIS IS 7 YEARS OLD ?!?!?!!????

    February 19, 2019
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  8. Philip Turner said:

    Homo erectus is appealing to me

    February 19, 2019
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  9. thzzzt said:

    "When you got two hands just hanging out not doing anything the next obvious step is to pick up a rock and start smashing stuff." That made my day Hank. LOL, you know human nature all too well.

    February 19, 2019
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  10. Joseph Campbell said:

    I did see a single facts in this video , no one survived only us , and no their species is even close intellect as us .
    Just listen this person how he.Is explaining u really think he came from Apes , no man it can't be.

    February 19, 2019
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  11. Faultty said:

    Humans are born super helpless. Not only do we need to carry them, we need to use tools to help us do so.

    February 20, 2019
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  12. Douggernaut84 said:

    Hank you’re so young!

    February 21, 2019
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  13. Alejandro Salamanca said:

    Like air

    February 23, 2019
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  14. Look Away said:

    "clutching at their pearls." Hilarious!

    February 27, 2019
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  15. B Blessed said:

    Still stuck on the darwinism BS huh. Way off just not acceptable in science dogma

    March 2, 2019
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  16. Un-Indoctrinated ! said:

    Christians and Muslims are arrogant and deny science because they have old scientifically ignorant books written by people that believe snakes and donkeys could talk and we lived to 900 years old lol.

    March 2, 2019
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  17. Un-Indoctrinated ! said:

    You want proof we evolved from primitive creatures simply look at Christian and Muslim creationists. LOL.

    March 2, 2019
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  18. Ye Yu said:

    so basically

    migration -> adaptation -> evolution

    March 2, 2019
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  19. Trey Hilliard said:

    I bet This guy is a atheist.☹️ why is false teaching in the schools.

    March 4, 2019
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  20. Donald Keating said:

    Hominins or hominids?

    March 5, 2019
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  21. Maely Gonçalves said:

    Still don't get why people get offended about evolution. It's so natural and beautiful.

    March 8, 2019
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  22. Claes Hermanson said:

    I heard a lot of probably ,maybe, might have , think etc. ????? They can never show a complete liniag from one to another always gaps and guesses.

    March 9, 2019
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  23. Dallas Reid said:

    Reading YT comments is like trying to eat a fistful of uranium. I'm not sure what it accomplished but I feel confident that I now have cancer.

    March 13, 2019
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  24. Randy Cantu said:

    We are the God's

    March 15, 2019
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  25. kami shin said:

    There was a Chance to have hobbits?!

    March 18, 2019
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  26. Northturn Sause said:

    5:00 slavery explained

    March 20, 2019
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  27. Divyam Jain said:

    0:18 I lost it before the video even started.

    March 20, 2019
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  28. Seekthetruth606 said:

    Our other half, left Earth million years ago, and settled on Mars. The launch of chimpanzee into space was their idea about choosing successor on Mars.

    March 26, 2019
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  29. Prince Thunderflare said:

    Don't be silly. Neanderthals were Sony only.

    March 28, 2019
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  30. johnny llooddte said:

    the OLDEST modern human with 46 chromosomes is less than10,000 years old.. the clovis and preclovis at 15,000 years have not been found to have 46 chromosones.. and nothing older.. not denisovians, not cro magnon, not neadrathals.. they all appear to have 48…case closed..when you find one call me..
    otherwise youre spouting lies and innuendo and falsehood theories.. like most 1000s of phds of your weak caliber

    March 31, 2019
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  31. johnny llooddte said:

    there are over 7 BILLION religious.. there are over 100 millon scientists who are religious.. that the stupidest statement ever made.. there are more phd religious scientists than atheists.. we all went to your evilutionist schools and excelled past YOU..go home child

    March 31, 2019
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  32. Tommy Nguyen said:

    So humans were originally vegetarians… thank you.

    April 3, 2019
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  33. Warren said:

    Continue using a 300-year-old theory as a backbone for this stupid ongoing evolutionism theory, whilst we'll continue to rely on a 2000-year-old book written by scholars. Cheers lads.

    April 5, 2019
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  34. Plack morty said:

    2:20 well,we South Indians are the direct ancestors of the aborgines.
    As far as settlements of subsets are concerned.

    April 9, 2019
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  35. Elliot C said:

    Scishow you're a disgrace. Stop lying and stretching the truth because we don't have anything other than a coffin full of bones. Nebraska man, disproven. Java man, disproven. There are no transitional fossils and even Darwin admitted that in Darwin's doubt! Macro evolution breaks the laws of biogenesis and the 2nd law of thermodynamics. We also know that random mutations only cause glitches and errors in coding and messages, you'll never get a new software program by mutation and random chance. Also, comparing bone structure and DNA does not prove evolution any more than it proves we have a common creator. Evolution is only fact if you're talking about MICRO evolution. Scientists have even gone so far as adding eye whites to Lucy when there is no reason at all to do so whatsoever.

    April 26, 2019
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  36. Axel Donley said:

    It's really sad to watch videos like this when they're obviously lying, five of those so-called subhumans have been reclassified as humans 100% human tisk tisk

    April 28, 2019
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  37. Katie Crane said:

    We were not created by apes!!!!

    May 5, 2019
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  38. The Hassler said:

    What is the name of your neck mole. Btw, you are very intelligent, smart and handsome.

    May 8, 2019
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  39. gary barr said:

    hay you got to shot yourself right now for every ones sake you think you came from an ape where did the ape come from ever ask yourself that one go shot yourself

    May 11, 2019
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  40. Fadlul Faris said:

    Can't we isolate few chimps and feed them with cooked food over several generation to see if their brains are expanding and gaining intellect?

    May 28, 2019
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  41. Julie McKenzie said:

    There is ZERO evidence of Macro evolution! There is ZERO fossil proof of a lesser humanoid species. Scientists who teach evolution, teach racism because they teach that humans began in Africa and evolved from there. This simply isn't true, if it were, the lightest skinned people on the planet, albinos, would be the most highly evolved humans. Albinism is a genetic anomaly that cause medical complications for the person who has it.

    June 1, 2019
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  42. Julie McKenzie said:

    Since every human on the planet can reproduce with every other human on the planet, we are all the same race. Adam makes more sense. Acts 17:26 New International Version
    From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.

    June 1, 2019
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  43. EXT Cortex said:

    You should do a follow up video. Its been 7 years and surely this video can be longer now

    June 7, 2019
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  44. D Bear said:

    There are no facts. Only theory.
    Ludicrous theory at that.

    June 10, 2019
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  45. D Bear said:

    If we truly evolved from apes, why did we lose all that hair? I would think we would evolve back to apes. To stay warm.
    We are a different species. It's very simple.

    June 10, 2019
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  46. D Bear said:

    All theory.

    June 10, 2019
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  47. Ami Khan said:

    What is the gap in the tree about?

    June 13, 2019
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  48. Tarik AlAkkad said:

    so now it's 2019, is Lucy just an ape or still the transition to humans? I get confused the more I learn really.

    June 15, 2019
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  49. ClaudeSpeed3 said:

    evolution is a lie

    June 15, 2019
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  50. Jose Luis Quiroga Beltran said:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU7Lww-sBPg&list=PLB1e7xsVodJU-RPmrJgNk-Kh1LQAK2eIX&index=68&t=13s

    June 16, 2019
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  51. The Vaccine Machine said:

    I must have missed the part where he provided evidence for evolution when I went for a snack

    June 19, 2019
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  52. Ian Duke said:

    What about the hominids that went to europe 700000 years ago and become the neanderthals! DERP you are just talking about humans not hominids!

    June 24, 2019
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  53. carl marshall said:

    great job well done

    June 24, 2019
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  54. xNinjaSNOOPYx said:

    Is most of this Theory ? Not Facts?

    July 7, 2019
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  55. N. W. Dood said:

    Bruh, evolution, as Scientism explains to us, is a hoax. We did not come from moneys. In fact, human DNA is not 98% compatible with primate DNA. They took the DNA strand of a primate cut out over 1/3 of it and then declared that 98% of that is compatible with human DNA…
    On another interesting, yet factual, note, the BIG BANG THEORY was created by someone from the religious order of Jesuits…

    July 9, 2019
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  56. Dahyehliazni said:

    Biologicaly impossible there was a study that shows that Yeast has a 45% relationship with bacterium and a 49% relationship with us wich makes evolution Biologicaly impossible

    Also there are Symbiotic relation ships between certain creatures a good example is Bees and flowers Bees need honey from flowers and flowers need to be polinated otherwise one dies So its Biologicaly impossible

    July 11, 2019
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  57. Peter Stevenson said:

    For all you people that don't believe in evolution when you see pictures of Adam and eve ask yourself why have they got belly buttons

    July 24, 2019
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  58. things change said:

    Its a little odd to witness people lap up the life, luxury and liberties science offers them on a daily bases but then have no problem dismissing every science from astronomy to zoology when they try to tell us the age of the earth or weather or not we are tied to the animal kingdom.

    July 29, 2019
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  59. Christian Lanoire said:

    Evolution t the biggest JOKE in science.

    August 8, 2019
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  60. TheExluto [Archive] said:

    We probably survived because we were the most aggressive and violent. Then once all the other humanoids we gone we just started fighting amongst ourselves.

    August 10, 2019
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  61. MrUglyHairline said:

    We no evolve

    August 14, 2019
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  62. Christian Beall said:

    "Homo Erectus" is probably the gayest name I've ever heard

    August 29, 2019
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  63. Aiming_For_Gaming said:

    lol all these people putting down religion over this, when there IS a religious scripture describing God as the "Evolver" of his creation, i'm not going to even mention the verse, cause those people are so lazy, ill let them do the research themselves, look for it and you'll find it.
    Don't care? no skin off our backs, just wait, you will see something during the last gasp you take in this world, by then its too late though.
    this is already revealed ages ago, i for one will try to meet my God having believed in the unseen, and beg for forgiveness for my wrong doing in this life.

    Laugh a little in this low world, and cry in pain for eternity in the real world?, ill pass on that.

    August 29, 2019
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  64. Aaron K said:

    Whoever believes this has primordial sludge for brains. I feel bad for people of this kind

    August 30, 2019
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  65. RaggedPants Xbox Live said:

    Ancestors: Humankind Odyssee needs to incorporate these other sapiens into their game! Right now the farthest you can evolve your tribe is as far as Lucy. Any chance Sci show or Eons will be checking this game out?

    September 1, 2019
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  66. Marvel Hunter said:

    Darn it still no real proof of evolution..

    September 3, 2019
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  67. Jay Rodriguez said:

    The probability in the evolution is much better than winning the lottery. Just imagine.

    September 3, 2019
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  68. Mr One said:

    This guy is 100% Atheist

    September 8, 2019
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  69. David Walker said:

    evolution is silly nonsense. Wild, presumptuous, and unproven. Thousands of Ph.D. biologists, chemists, geologists, and mathematicians completely reject the entire theory. Essentially, it's like a merit badge atheist scientists wear proudly and use to mock those who dare to believe in God. It is also a litmus test for teaching in any public school or secular university.

    September 10, 2019
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  70. Alan Stevens said:

    Evolutionary theory is completely unscientific and relies on imagination, not science and common sense. Design requires a designer, now and always did!

    September 12, 2019
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  71. Frank the Ant said:

    Why don't see more early human fossils? I've always wondered why we have dinosaur fossils from millions of years ago, but human fossils from thousands of years ago are seldom preserved.

    September 12, 2019
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  72. Mr Mickey 19 said:

    Homo erectus is is Asian. I’m Asian. Why do I have a small peepeepoopoo?

    September 14, 2019
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  73. Noah Fleming said:

    I like how ppl teach things based off nothing

    September 15, 2019
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  74. Kristl Laux said:

    Bipedalism developed while we were still arboreal, as seen by Lucy. Hypotheses base on the plains have been shown to be unworkable.

    September 16, 2019
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  75. E X P L I C I T - C R I T I C I S M said:

    Where is the evidence of Genes. Don't show me skulls.

    September 16, 2019
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  76. E X P L I C I T - C R I T I C I S M said:

    You are another Neanderthal that is all there is.

    September 16, 2019
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  77. Easy Acount said:

    Ur a idiot we didn't evolve from apes

    September 26, 2019
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  78. Garrett Jones said:

    So when he wrote his book there wasn't any evidence? So the Theory was put out then the evidence to prove it? Seems a little strange

    September 30, 2019
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  79. HeavyHanded ` said:

    0:30 prove it… where’s the missing link of ape to human???

    October 8, 2019
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  80. Sherralee woods said:

    Getting desperate folks. Hahaha
    Evolution keeps having to move the goal posts to fit yet another changed propped 'theory'

    October 10, 2019
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  81. Qur'an 112:1-4 said:

    Why only human became so intelligent? Why not any other species come close to human?
    .
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    Note: 50% of human DNA match with bananas. And don't forget to pig.

    October 13, 2019
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  82. Jill Ferrett said:

    otters use tools too. Are they my ancestor

    October 13, 2019
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  83. Jill Ferrett said:

    humans should all be carnivores to keep our brain growing. bacon. lol.My question is, is it then evolutionary to assume veganism is harmful?

    October 13, 2019
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  84. Jill Ferrett said:

    What if some of those skeletons were just extremely disabled people like we see today

    October 13, 2019
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  85. Jill Ferrett said:

    I also wonder how they can determime things are millions of years old with dating methods when there is no 'control' to the samples. When ever I ask questions and research its always a brick wall. Dont attack me please, I just want some answers from some non emotional people.

    October 13, 2019
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  86. KETKINGS said:

    At least we have thousands of examples of this type of evolution lol.
    #ufo

    October 18, 2019
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  87. Jill Ferrett said:

    Thank you for answering me. I will look into your reference. I am a creationist but, I dont say so because some people assume I won't research or hear them out and dismiss my questions as 'trolling' or 'conversion tactics'. I just want to know the truth, you know?

    October 19, 2019
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  88. Rich Suplita said:

    Sounds like a TON of speculation, tbh.

    October 22, 2019
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  89. EpheboFreedom Fighter said:

    i am a creationist i cannot count past 6000 my two brain cells stall

    October 28, 2019
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  90. too said:

    Please talk faster, you damn slug.

    October 29, 2019
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  91. Daniel Pedersen said:

    I thought the word was "hominid".

    November 5, 2019
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  92. Mohammed Shibli said:

    So one group ended up remaining as apes while another ended up as a far more superior intelligent intellectual creature through random slow mutations in the same short time span?!

    November 8, 2019
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  93. Mohammed Shibli said:

    assumptions.. assumptions .. assumptions

    November 8, 2019
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  94. Ghosthand said:

    Ok, let's skip over all the other differences of opinions between evolutionists and creationists and just focus on this one small point.

    I won't discuss how absolutely precise the big bang had to be to even come close to even working let alone create the universe as we know it, if it would even happen at all.

    I won't even mention how the further we get into quantum physics that it almost requires an intelligent design behind it.

    Let's just focus on evolution itself. And even that we have to break down.

    Let's not dwell on how the first strands of DNA formed in a toxic irradiated soup of caustic chemicals even though scientists today can't intelligently design even one strand of DNA in a controlled laboratory. We will just assume that that happened.

    No reason to question why a single cell organism (What is considered by many to be the perfect organism) evolved into a complex organism. It just did even though there is no evolutionary reason for it to do so.

    No, we will just focus on the rise of mankind. And I don't really have a lot to say on that.

    First I have to repeat the most common argument about that. I know it's old hat but scientist have still yet to prove a link between apes and man. You know, that little gap there on your evolutionary tree? I know, you 'believe' that they will one day find it. But until they do how can anyone say that this proves creationism is false and evolution is fact? That's a pretty big leap of faith for me. Is it possible? Of course it is. Within the quantum universe anything is possible. But it's not fact, it's an incomplete theory. Find that link and you have proof that evolution is fact. Until then it holds as much weight as creationism.

    Last, it's real funny to me that Hank brings up mitochondrial DNA. I think it's amazing that scientists have tracked our mitochondrial DNA back to one source. All of mankind is related!! (with the exception of possibly Donald Trump) We all come from one ancient ancestor. So all you racist out that take that and get over yourself. Whoever/whatever race you hate is your brothers and sisters.

    That's not the funny part though. The funny past is that, although you can trace ever human on the planet back to one common ancestor, that mitochondrial DNA is not present in ANY OTHER PRIMATE ON THE PLANET! That means we are not related to any other primate species on the planet! So… if we came from monkeys it wasn't any of them on earth, did we evolve from space monkeys?

    There is one other theory out there that could explain this but scientist are quick to discard it because it's just too crazy. Maybe our common ancestor was Adam and Eve? Nah, that's too crazy, it was space monkeys!

    November 9, 2019
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  95. Voice of TRUTH! said:

    Evolution is from ancient pagan religions, it's not science. Evolution was not Darwin's idea, he stole it and plagiarized it. It's been around for THOUSANDS of years and originated within paganism and occult theology! Many people believe that Darwin developed his ideas from simple scientific explorations, yet the facts are actually a bit different than the politically correct version usually related. Robert Chambers (1802-1883) was a 'spiritualist' (occultist) who regularly communicated with spirits. As a result of his contacts, he wrote the first popular evolution book in all of Britain. Called Vestiges of Creation (1844), it was printed 15 years before Charles Darwin’s book, Origin of the Species!

    Alfred Russell Wallace (1823-1913) is considered to be the man who developed the theory which Darwin published. Wallace was deeply involved in spiritism at the time he formulated the theory in his Ternate Paper, which Darwin, with the help of two friends (Charles Lyell and Joseph Hooker), pirated and published under his own name. Darwin, a wealthy man, thus obtained the royalties which belonged to Wallace, a poverty ridden theorist. In 1980, Arnold C. Brackman, in his book, 'A Delicate Arrangement', established that Darwin plagiarized Wallace’s material!

    It was arranged that a paper by Darwin would be read to the Royal Society, in London, while Wallace’s was held back until later. Priorities for the ideas thus having been taken care of, Darwin set to work to prepare his book. In 1875, Wallace came out openly for spiritism and Marxism, another stepchild of Darwinism. This was Wallace’s theory:

    ''Species have changed in the past, by which one species descended from another in a manner that we cannot prove today''.

    That is exactly what modern evolution teaches. Yet it has no more evidence supporting the theory than Wallace had in 1858, when he devised the theory while in a fever. In February 1858, while in a delirious fever on the island of Ternate in the Molaccas, Wallace conceived the idea, “survival of the fittest,” as being the method by which species change. But the concept proves nothing. The fittest, which one is that? It is the one that survived longest. Which one survives longest? The fittest. This is reasoning in a circle!

    Charles Darwin, while a naturalist aboard the Beagle, was initiated into witchcraft in South America by nationals. He took part in their ceremonies and, as a result, something happened to him. Upon his return to England, although his health was strangely weakened, he spent the rest of his life working on theories to destroy faith in the Creator. While many in our country would like to believe that the theory of evolution is a 'scientific' theory, the facts and history tell a different story. It's origins is ancient pagan religious theology.

    Ever wonder why these facts are not commonly taught to Americans? It's because if people knew the true origins of the theory of macro-evolution, it would not be allowed in public schools, since people would learn that it is primarily a 'religious' notion based in paganism, the occult and spiritism!

    A good source for more info:
    (Vance Ferrell, The Evolution Handbook: Over 3,000 Scientific Facts Which Annihilate Evolutionary Theory, 357-420 (Kindle Edition); Altamont, TN; Evolution Facts, Inc.).

    November 9, 2019
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  96. NUEVO HEMRES said:

    If humans came from Apes then why there still Apes

    it's like saying
    If the united states of America came originally from Britain
    then why do we still have Britain today.

    November 22, 2019
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  97. NUEVO HEMRES said:

    We to believe either the the theory of evolution or
    the theory of Apple

    November 22, 2019
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  98. Elida Garcia said:

    Hypothesis, probably, theory, may have not alot of facts. All of these are still not facts. There have been towns found that prove that the humans we thought to be not so smart built things we thought they were not able to.

    November 27, 2019
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  99. Silent Minecrafter said:

    There is a Creator. If evolution were true—

    Why are there still apes today?
    Where is the missing link?
    Why do I feel that it’s not right to murder innocent people?

    Evolution seems to have many flaws in it. Would it not be easier to say God created this world. Jesus loves you

    November 27, 2019
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  100. Pilebutt Bear said:

    The Darwin family is terrible. He was a product of incest. Please explain how a eyeball evolved? Repent and trust in God

    November 29, 2019
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