The Past We Can Never Return To - The Anthropocene Reviewed

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In September of 1940, an 18-year-old mechanic named Marcel Ravidat was walking his dog, Robot, in the countryside of Southwestern France when the dog disappeared down a hole. Robot eventually returned but the next day, Ravidat went to the spot with three friends to explore the hole.
And after quite a bit of digging, they discovered a cave with walls covered with paintings, including over 900 paintings of animals, horses, stags, bison and also species that are now extinct, including a wooly rhinoceros. The paintings were astonishingly detailed and vivid with red, yellow and black paint made from pulverized mineral pigments that were usually blown through a narrow tube, possibly a hollowed bone, onto the walls of the cave. It would eventually be established that these artworks were at least 17,000 years old.

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell Пре годину
Ohai everybody! Something different today, make sure to watch it to the end! John Green is reading one of his reviews of our modern world, from his Podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed, which you should check out! I haven't said this often enough publicly, but John and Hank Green, the Vlogbrothers and first generation science RStoolssrs are the reason Kurzgesagt exists today. In the very literal sense, that when I saw the first episode of Crash Course World History as a student in university I decided to try to do something similar. Doing Kurzgesagt was very hard for the first few years, for a variety of reasons. What made it easier was the kind advice and real world help we got from John and Hank to make this channel work and not burn out. Over the years we became friends - and to me the genuine nature of their work is still inspiring. My team and I try to do the same with Kurzgesagt. To be driven by the values we believe in and not by the outside world. So when John asked me if we maybe would illustrate and animate one of his essays, it was an easy yes. This is the result and we hope you like it. Thank you for watching and reading - Philipp
Alex Harbolt
Alex Harbolt Пре 14 дана
I recognized his voice immediately from Crash Course History!
OK thanks
Britten Viper
Britten Viper Пре 2 месеца
10/10 vids
JAYANTH Пре 2 месеца
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ Пре 3 месеца
Francesca Kyanda
Francesca Kyanda Пре 54 минута
Why did this make me emotional, gah
Lea Werner
Lea Werner Пре 12 сати
Interesting how the dog's name is robot but the first robot wasn't even invented yet in the year 1940 🤔
Ronen Aprils
Ronen Aprils Пре 22 сата
well... Robot dog with teenagers?????
Keso Gonzaga
Keso Gonzaga Пре дан
Lol what‘s with the over dramatisation
Bernardo Santos
Bernardo Santos Пре дан
And now we have a book about the Anthropocene reviewed
David Acevedo
David Acevedo Пре дан
You ruined this video by entertaining the anthroposcene.. An epoch which literally does not exist. Therefore now I can't share this wonderful video.
rd n
rd n Пре 3 дана
Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor Пре 4 дана
Imagine those kids thinking, "We need to protect this" as the entire rest of their world was being torn to pieces. Pretty amazing.
Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor Пре 4 дана
Imagine in 20 thousand years they will find a cave with 20 thousand year old cave art, and near by a duplicate cave art 17 thousand years older, damaged by mold. Will future anthropologists understand it?
Akash Tripathi
Akash Tripathi Пре 5 дана
Absolutely beautiful narration
Nope Пре 5 дана
I don’t understand
lifelessfigure Пре 5 дана
- Dad, I want to paint animals on the wall, but I don't know how to use this stupid bone-spray thing... how can I learn? - Stick your hand on this wall that is already ruined by those useless hand prints and try to spray the pigment on it... - Ok 17000 years later: - This art form is so beautiful!! We have to preserve it!!
Hamoud Habibi
Hamoud Habibi Пре 5 дана
Damn wtf I'm crying
JAKG4 Пре 6 дана
i don't want to see this
Knei Пре 6 дана
Its almost been a year since this has come out... Life continues huh
Afirmanta Пре 6 дана
Well that is just called overinterpreting and not thinking straight 4:47 art is optional, it's just about that it's fun. It was some kind of entertainment for them and relief. Maybe they also thought about future people to see it. It's not about art at all, it's just about leaving sign that they were here and they choose art because it looks nice. So these are basically most probable reasons why they did have time for this. Btw I think that people have wrong picture in their heads what art is, definitely people are making it something more than it really is. It's just a tool, what really counts is human, his thoughts and emotions
Nido Ravensbeard
Nido Ravensbeard Пре 6 дана
“We are fundamentally evil and selfish, if we did not have the system then we’d turn on each other like a pack of animals” I don’t know man, that’s funny as hell to me.
Noeraldin Kabam
Noeraldin Kabam Пре 7 дана
A podcast I wished had an episode every day!
Shamer Zaihan
Shamer Zaihan Пре 7 дана
What if in 20 million years from now earth become a huge parking lot for intergalactic walmart
Starting Пре 7 дана
people will be confused on why we like to look at weird images and why we called them "memes"
Katarine Inis
Katarine Inis Пре 7 дана
Oh, so beautiful! ♡
Bunny Bread
Bunny Bread Пре 9 дана
Is it fair if I cry for a minute for that last phrase.
Dr • KB
Dr • KB Пре 9 дана
Damn that was beautiful
BrokenFood Пре 10 дана
Your voice, and the way it was animated made the video so much more emotional and beautiful. Keep up the good work
Jörg Sattelmacher
Jörg Sattelmacher Пре 11 дана
What will they think in 17000 years about today's Graffiti?
Carlos Ibarra
Carlos Ibarra Пре 11 дана
Nathan Harding
Nathan Harding Пре 12 дана
We sure can’s called nuclear warfare
Flaken Mask
Flaken Mask Пре 12 дана
And here we are with gacha heat
Sohini Dutta
Sohini Dutta Пре 12 дана
Why did this make me so emotional though...
Rafaelski Arte Portfolio
Rafaelski Arte Portfolio Пре 13 дана
absolutely amazing
Type Axiom
Type Axiom Пре 14 дана
Reading too much into paintings 101
adsfornothing Пре 14 дана
*cries* I'm now gonna watch the white star video to get a better mood....oh wait, it's about the depressing end of the universe....the beauty video? nope, existencial crisis, the human era? no, then I feel small and insignificant....anything? can I watch ANYTHING on this channel that doesn't make me deppresive? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
Permanent Пре 14 дана
This video means something important
Pax Nemmar
Pax Nemmar Пре 16 дана
it's not only the fact that they were there so the fact that they lived and the fact that we are not permitting fees we are people that have feelings and emotions and the point where Picasso said we have invented nothing that was for a reason that is because these people they drew and they told stories that lasted and they charge people that were fourteen thousand years later and yet those people still devoted everything in they called them primitive but even though those people were real
Fernando M.
Fernando M. Пре 16 дана
For some weird reason, this video made me cry.
cem oğuz
cem oğuz Пре 16 дана
soud and timings in sound is really good with good music.
Chamchamcham10 Пре 16 дана
What was, will be!
shubham sarang
shubham sarang Пре 16 дана
This guy talks so slow I had to keep the speed at 2x
Brandon Kusnirik
Brandon Kusnirik Пре 16 дана
He then went on to talk about the Taco Bell Breakfast Menu
RP Áudio & Visual
RP Áudio & Visual Пре 17 дана
Just a reminder: it's pronounced curt kzart... Cool...
Ineedanalias Пре 17 дана
This is just infographics for ppl with phat asses
Kriston McConnell
Kriston McConnell Пре 17 дана
Why did this make me cry
Hi 61
Hi 61 Пре 17 дана
The hall if records
Alex S.
Alex S. Пре 17 дана
There is something incredibly deep and touching about this video that I was not expecting, and I was deeply saddened in a way. This was absolutely incredible, and I have to say that I've never subscribed to a channel this fast.
ArtemusPrime Пре 19 дана
Am I the only one why started crying at the end? 😭😭😭😭
Barry Williams
Barry Williams Пре 19 дана
Hopeful - true dat. Thanks for a really nice video.
Rugged Lemmings
Rugged Lemmings Пре 19 дана
Humans are naturally compelled to leave something behind, some record of their existence to prove that they were once here. It could be something world changing like an invention, it could be something miraculous like the birth of a child, or it could be something as simple as a handprint on a cave wall. "Do not go gentle into that good night." - Dylan Thomas
Dragon Stories
Dragon Stories Пре 19 дана
I sudenly think about that song now. Pompeii. They sing: 'But if you close your eyes does it almost feels like nothing changed at all'
Harriet Harlow
Harriet Harlow Пре 19 дана
I really like this video. Kurzgesacht is right that the world of 17,000+ years ago is a past to which we can never return. I'm glad the original cave has been closed. I've seen pictures of the replica cave and they really did a great job. If having to see a replica is the price I have to pay for the original paintings to be preserved, I'm totally OK with that. The paintings of Lasceaux Cave are a treasure, one that must be preserved at all costs. My late godson was very interested in cave paintings even though his specialty was iconography. I think it would be hard not to be interested in them. When I watched "Cave of Forgotten Dreams", I found myself awed by the images. Whoever did those paintings was, IMO, very talented. It is not easy to portray a 3 dimensional scene on a 2 dimensional canvas. However, these humans pulled it off. You can see many of the techniques still employed by artists--among them a few examples of foreshortening. As someone who studued art in their youth, I can tell you that foreshortening is somewhat difficult to do. Picasso was right when he said "We have invented nothing". We really haven't--we've merely built on what came before--and that's OK, too. I've found myself wondering what the world of 17,000+ years ago was like. What motivated these people to do cave art? Was it the very human tendency to express oneself through art? Are the paintings some form of sympathetic magic? I suspect that we will never know for certain. Another cave that I hope will be kept in pristine condition is La Pasiega in Spain because it contains the first known cave art done by Neanderthals.. Another cave, in France, I'm not too worried about since the structures made by Neanderthals 170,000+ years ago are a long way from the cave mouth, but La Pasiega is yet another treasure of the past we shared with Neanderthals. If the dating of the calcite deposited on some of the paintings is correct at 64,000 years, it means that Neanderthals were the first cave artists in Europe. I find that possibility marvelous since Neanderthals were considered little better than glorified apes for so long. It shows that Neanderthals were capable of abstract, thought/visualisation, something that has been hotly debated. It also shows that Neanderthals were every bit as human as we are, with a desire to express themselves through panting and structures. I hope that one day, homo Neanderthalensis is upgraded to Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis because sapient they certainly were. I love studying our past--the more we find out about our distant ancestors (including Neanderthals), the more depth and richness is added to our story.
warrior wolf
warrior wolf Пре 20 дана
I thought he was going to say "These were memories, but not ours" Lol
Hellmuth Christian Stuven
Hellmuth Christian Stuven Пре 20 дана
Not different, BUT good and absolutely relevant too(-;
Trung Hoàng
Trung Hoàng Пре 20 дана
you know, maybe the hands are spread because it's ... easier ?? It's much easier to spread your hand then put them together. And it's more detailed on the wall as well. I don't see any reason to put them together. I bet our ancestors also think the same thing. It's just a normal and natural thing to do
Funkycord 1336
Funkycord 1336 Пре 21 дан
Excuse me a man named his dog *robot* ?
Penguin Fellow
Penguin Fellow Пре 21 дан
“Infinity war is the greatest crossover of all time” Kurzgesagt and John Green:
MrDrogsten Пре 21 дан
it's caled posthumus fame
GX_KAWAII Пре 23 дана
Amma almost cry bro
Victor Hopkins
Victor Hopkins Пре 23 дана
Awesome! Everything y’all are doing is awesome!
Curly Whrly
Curly Whrly Пре 24 дана
Hey guys welcome back to watching *god* today the species I will be reviewing is humanity.
Nicolas Lebedeff
Nicolas Lebedeff Пре 24 дана
It rains inside now, wtf
your friendly neighbour
your friendly neighbour Пре 24 дана
Oh wow Crash Course!! Contribution to YT/Education platform 🤓👏🏼
Stephen Thomas-Dorin
Stephen Thomas-Dorin Пре 25 дана
This video was beautiful
this is not the channel you're looking for
this is not the channel you're looking for Пре 25 дана
noo my beautifully voiced narrator Dx welp, reading subtitles isnt so bad...
Oliver Pope
Oliver Pope Пре 25 дана
They was just tagging they location 'for they got busted. Pigs are errywhere and ebrywhere holmes
Philip Miller
Philip Miller Пре 26 дана
I'm balling. This might be one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard. Thank you for making my life that much more magical.
Shawn Elliott
Shawn Elliott Пре 26 дана
I can't be the only person wondering: If humidity from humans breathing in the cave was allowing mold to grow and damage the artwork, why didn't they install dehumidifiers instead of building a duplicate cave?
Shawn Elliott
Shawn Elliott Пре 26 дана
"'s as if art isn't optional for humans." Art _isn't_ optional for humans. It's a psychological imperative. Art is how we expel excess creativity during times when we have nothing productively creative to work on (i.e. inventions). For people who are prone to creativity and also lack technical skills, art is the only thing that keeps them sane -- and even then it isn't always enough.
Casey Barnes
Casey Barnes Пре 28 дана
The Green Brothers are among my favorite humans. I would strongly suggest checking out Journey to the microcosmos.
A Random_Kat XD :3
A Random_Kat XD :3 Пре 28 дана
Wait. Something... seems off..... guys, that's not his voice tone- o.o
๑cutebxble๑ Пре 28 дана
Me when I found out one of the narrators from crash course: hol u?(° ͜ʖ °)
Dhairya Sathvara
Dhairya Sathvara Пре 28 дана
‘I was here. You are not new’. This is just so beautiful :’)
HMS Warspite
HMS Warspite Пре 29 дана
I now hear Nightwish´s "The Greatest show on Earth" singing We Were Here in my head now. A single tear on my cheek.
Stag Dragon
Stag Dragon Пре 29 дана
imagine if they had duck prints of their waded feet and told the same story but they used ducks for the animation anyways XD
RotorHead Пре месец
This is outstandingly beautiful, thanks
Jolbor Odhinnson
Jolbor Odhinnson Пре месец
Someone else crying?
Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor Пре месец
maybe stay away from drugs for awhile.,..
Larry Johnson
Larry Johnson Пре месец
Getting sentimental about ourselves is a waste of time and energy. We need to put all of our energy into colonizing space.
isabella ashby
isabella ashby Пре месец
i love john green this was swag
Okay thanks
Your Dad
Your Dad Пре месец
Edward Jennings
Edward Jennings Пре месец
Well that's a way to wake up before school
Spino myth
Spino myth Пре месец
Sound different
juk Ho
juk Ho Пре месец
The most inspiring video in this channel for me.
Edward Rawn
Edward Rawn Пре месец
"Marcel Ravidad, Marcel Ravidad, Marcel Ravidad, Próspero año y felicidad, I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas!, I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas!"
james bohlman
james bohlman Пре месец
Beautifully profound.
SugaMochi Пре месец
this made me realize that even that they lived so many years ago, they are just like us and now it makes me feel closer (??) in a way
Happy Boi
Happy Boi Пре месец
The title of this video made me depressed It has a depressing vibe
Qaim Alvi
Qaim Alvi Пре месец
my fav youtube star john green 👏👏
Jangchoon U
Jangchoon U Пре месец
To me, these primitive people feel more human than modern people with cutting-edge technology. I really wish I could be friends with them.
D4G13 Пре месец
Always good to have poetic writing, but dang it just seemed like he was making stuff deeper than it is. Or is not doing these concepts justice with his writing
Torquosis LivingManPerson
Torquosis LivingManPerson Пре месец
Talking about the past like this makes me wish the Animus from Assassin's Creed were real. It'd be great to see the past with clarity. It'd be nice if one facet of Human Existence could lead to all answers instead of all questions...maybe one day.
ECCastiron Пре месец
John comes off to me as a melodrama queen.
anka588 Пре месец
Beautiful video! Thank you
Peterson Roberto da Silva
Peterson Roberto da Silva Пре месец
Just... Wow. Thanks for the video, amazing!
Harrison English
Harrison English Пре месец
to many contemporery breeding inside of it lead to mould lol
Goodbones Music
Goodbones Music Пре месец
this was so beautiful.
Oskar_211 Пре месец
This is oddly beautiful
PoptartInvasion Пре месец
"We hoped you enjoyed this video, even if it was a bit different." Me, sobbing: Yes, thank you.
Jarl Borg
Jarl Borg Пре месец
If you're European, there's a good chance your Great x600 Grandfather made some of those handprints.
Kamiskēnaw Пре месец
Being First Nations (Native American), Saulteaux and Cree from Saskatchewan, Canada. This isn't too far off from our art, though ours was more complex. We used a lot of these painting in the old days to share stories, to demonstrate teachings and to represent culture/beliefs. Maybe if people would come and talk to our elders and stuff it is likely that you can learn lots about these historical articles by learning how we did things. Maybe it is not so different, we still do retain a ton of knowledge.
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