Great Transitions: The Origin of Humans — HHMI BioInteractive Video Letöltés

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  • 2014. dec. 9.

  • Which traits distinguish humans from other primates? When and where did these traits evolve? Discover the latest findings on hominid evolution in this classroom-ready biology video. Paleontologists have studied the fossil record of human evolution just like they have done for other major transitions, including the evolution of tetrapods from fish and the evolution of birds from dinosaurs. In this film, part of the Great Transitions trilogy, Sean Carroll and Tim White focus on the evolution of three traits: larger brains, tool use, and bipedality. For more educational resources on evolution, visit the BioInteractive website at


  • Airmalone 2
    Airmalone 2 10 hónapja

    My teacher is making me watch this

    GUNNAR BALMA 6 hónapja

    quarantine homework!

  • Trenton Andrews
    Trenton Andrews 5 hónapja

    Who got the answers bruhh 🤣

  • rosemidnight rose
    rosemidnight rose 4 hónapja

    Who's here because of online school

  • András Agócs
    András Agócs 1 éve (szerkesztve)

    Recently a direct ancestor of Lucy was unearthed not far from where Lucy was found by the same Yohannes Haile-Salassie mentioned in this video. Forensic scientists were able to reconstruct its face, making it the earliest human ancestor that we have a good idea of what it looked like. It also appears that australopithecines are not our direct ancestors, but rather a separate lineage closely related to us.

  • Mohit Thakur
    Mohit Thakur 9 hónapja

    we need more people like sean and tim, he is so zealous about his work and teaching it to the world.

  • SuperGGLOL
    SuperGGLOL 2 hónapja

    Looks like the host finds it very awkward to make eye-contact haha

  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
    Michelangelo Buonarroti 1 éve (szerkesztve)

    I can't imagine a career which requires more patience.

  • gaming peasant
    gaming peasant 5 hónapja

    if we evolve from apes why is that some people look like horses?

    NUEVO HEMRES 9 hónapja

    I don't know how come some people still don't believe in human evolution after all of these evidence.

  • Lee Jenkin
    Lee Jenkin 2 hónapja

    A wealth of new knowledge. As it nears midnight & bedtime, I will sleep dreaming of being a paleontologist. I have the greatest respect for people who put in the long hours, days, weeks, months & years to provide mankind with knowledge of the past.

  • nevermindthename
    nevermindthename 5 hónapja

    this stuff is amazing and fascinating but god, it must be so difficult to say anything definitively about the big picture because it's like putting together a 1000 piece puzzle where 900 of the pieces are hidden and the ones you have are all broken. it's ever changing, it's beautiful and overwhelming.

  • Vince Klortho
    Vince Klortho 1 éve

    What always seems to get overlooked and underappreciated in most of these discussions is that it is very likely our ancestors, since apes, have been making and using tools (mostly bone and wood) - just not making stone tools which according to recent discoveries may go back 3.3 million years.

  • TheJaved2009
    TheJaved2009 10 hónapja

    Human brain is like an empty hard-drive with basic built-in traits or senses. It evolves with outside interaction and it communicates accordingly. Some basic functions of organs don't require to be taught. Those are built-in if brain functions normally.

  • Graham Christensen

    It's wonderful to be taken through the history of discovery and learn about our shared human history and connection to other species. Thank you!

  • monster x
    monster x 1 éve

    this guy has evolved beyond the need for an uper lip

  • Yusef Endure
    Yusef Endure 1 éve (szerkesztve)

    In less than 20 minutes, you taught a usable history lesson that applies to every living human being on Earth. Excellent job. Thank you! This was, by far, one of the best YouTube videos ever done on this subject.

  • Gabriel Concha

    Our species is just amazing. The fact that we can know anything about this universe makes our arrangement of atoms special.

  • Aussie Rod
    Aussie Rod 10 hónapja

    My neighbor is definitely not human, although he has all the traits. Is he from a different species?

  • Robert Wilks
    Robert Wilks 1 éve

    Very high-quality video, beautiful work, not too long. Bravo! This is the kind of effective teaching tool that is needed.