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Why Alien Life Would be our Doom – The Great Filter

Why Alien Life Would be our Doom – The Great Filter

Imagine NASA announced today that they found aliens. Bacteria on Mars, weird alien fish in the oceans of Europa, and also ancient alien ruins on Titan. Wouldn’t that be great? Well, no. It would be horrible news, devastating even. It could mean that the end of humanity is almost certain and that it might be …


Origins of Genus Homo: What Who When Where?; Early Body Form; Life History Patterns

– [Recording] This UCSD-TV program is presented by University of California Television. Like what you learn? Visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest programs. ♪ [music] ♪ – [Narrator] We are the paradoxical ape, bi-pedal, naked, large brain. Long the master of fire, tools, and language, …


What puts the ‘bomb’ in bombardier beetle? | Natural History Museum

From spikes to camoflage to detachable tails animals protect themselves in a wide range of ways One type of beetle takes it to the next level: it packs a boiling explosive punch There are around 400,000 species of beetle, and one group, the bombardier beetles, have devised one of the most interesting defence strategies in …


Charles Darwin ( The Man Who Changed The World )

Evolution misconceptions: do monkeys & thermodynamics disprove it?

Evolution misconceptions: do monkeys & thermodynamics disprove it?

In 1859, in Apocalypse biblical proportions occurred in the Western Hemisphere. This was not the kind of apocalypse you might imagine. Nothing physical was destroyed. But the destruction of conventional, intellectual, social, and religious thinking was equally apocalyptic. So what happened in 1859? A book called “On the Origin of Species by means of natural …


CRISPR and the Future of Human Evolution

CRISPR and the Future of Human Evolution

[MUSIC] Is there something you’d change about yourself? Not just your hairstyle, but down at the genetic level? For the first time in human history, the ability to build and select genetic traits is within reach. Problem is, no one’s played this game before. [music] Mutation and selection. These two principles have molded basically all …


WHAT HAVE I CREATED…?

WHAT HAVE I CREATED…?

Hello everybody, my name is Markiplier, and welcome to Species: Artificial life, Real Evolution. So what this is… Do you remember a game that I played a while ago, that was kind of like an artificial intelligence, like, simulator style thing that was trying to evolve a species, and control some muscles on a creature? …


10. Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Evolution and Rationality

Professor Paul Bloom: We began the course by talking about one of the foundational ideas of modern psychology. This is what Francis Crick described as “The Astonishing Hypothesis,” the idea that our mental life, our consciousness, our morality, our capacity to make decisions and judgments is the product of a material physical brain. What I …


How did feathers evolve? – Carl Zimmer

How did feathers evolve? – Carl Zimmer

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Bedirhan Cinar Feathers are some of the most remarkable things ever made by an animal. They are gorgeous in their complexity, delicate in their construction, and yet strong enough to hold a bird thousands of feet in the air. Like all things in nature, feathers evolved over millions of years into …


HHMI Educator Tips — Making of a Theory film

I show the Making of a Theory film just before we begin talking about the evidence for evolution in my second year biology course. The film itself is 30 minutes in length and it’s great storytelling about Charles Darwin. Students learn that he was more than just a collector of finches on the Galapagos Islands. …

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