Why Are You Alive - Life, Energy & ATP

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At this very second, you are on a narrow ledge between life and death. You probably don’t feel it, but there is an incredible amount of activity going on inside you. And this activity can never stop.
Picture yourself as a slinky falling down an escalator moving upwards - the falling part represents the self replicating processes of your cells, the escalator represents the laws of physics, driving you forwards. To be alive is to be in motion but never arriving anywhere. If you reach the top of the escalator there is no more falling possible and you are dead forever.
Somewhat unsettlingly, the universe wants you to reach the top. How do you avoid that and why are you alive?
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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
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Trey B
Trey B Пре 7 дана
So it makes a lot of sense when ppl say always keep going forward
Thạnh Phạm
Thạnh Phạm Пре 7 дана
A lot of money for what ??? The west has the most money in the world, died of the world's most virus. The United states uses the most vaccines in the world. In the United states 595,000 people died from the virus. North is the poorest country in the world. North Korea there is no vaccines money. North no people died from the virus
Thạnh Phạm
Thạnh Phạm Пре 8 дана
Stupid science Science doesn't know Sunlight produces wood. The leaves absorb photons converted to electrons -- and positrons + Leaves use 918 positron + attracts 917 electron -- create proton + Leaves use 918 positrons + that attract 918 electrons -- creating neutrons The leaves use 6 protons + attracts 8 neutrons to attract 6 electrons -- creating carbon ( C5H10 o5 cellulose )
Pump_daspookypumpkin
Pump_daspookypumpkin Пре 15 дана
Hey kurz, What is the average time you sell merch? (bought a blackhole/whitehole plushie), not trying to rush, just wondering'
Vinícius Cury
Vinícius Cury Пре 20 дана
Zz
Diniel Pedro
Diniel Pedro Пре сат
so if i keep eating sugar i can be immortal?
Mikulas Nezhoda
Mikulas Nezhoda Пре 19 сати
Birds
Allen Kim
Allen Kim Пре дан
OMIGOD IT SAYS SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR EACH VIDEO'S CAPTIONS FOR THE INTRO. [Amazing-sounding Kurz Intro Music] XD
זהר הר-אבן
זהר הר-אבן Пре дан
'מדוע אתה חי' אאוץ'
Treener
Treener Пре дан
I could tip over to death!
Gecole Velez
Gecole Velez Пре дан
Big boii cell *swallows smol cell * Smol cell: NANNIIIII
Olivia Kim
Olivia Kim Пре 2 дана
It
Luuk vd
Luuk vd Пре 2 дана
Hey kurzgezagst, great vid you made hete im new to the Channel and i watched this and i thought. What is you made a game based on this vid. U start Billions of years ago as a single cel and u have to make decicions like how to idd ur energy en eventually untul now
Sans.
Sans. Пре 2 дана
Wait so we actually combust nutrients I thought it was typo
Sans.
Sans. Пре 2 дана
Top 10 anime betrayal
Viktor Kadet
Viktor Kadet Пре 3 дана
what about this u fuckn crist lovers
Subject 274
Subject 274 Пре 3 дана
5:11 this is why I love and will continue to watch this channel
Maxximus
Maxximus Пре 3 дана
This video is a mistake The cell doesnt "have" to do anything. The cell lives because keeping alive and reproducing itself keeps a cycle in tact. When the force of entropy overcomes this cycle, the cell dies If the cell succeeds in getting the nutrients it needs to stay alive, it lives another day. The same is true on every scale. Humans dont live because we want to live or survive. We live because surviving "works" We arent concious, we dont make desicions, there is no "we" Living is just the act of sustaining the cycle that is "life" Everything we do, every "desicion" we make is simply a chemical reaction in the brain As a science channel, i think (
Johanns Kurth
Johanns Kurth Пре 2 дана
La gente puede elegir, esa es la diferencia. Inteligencia para adaptarse.
Tyler Renfroe
Tyler Renfroe Пре 3 дана
damn, really could’ve used this video back when i was struggling in Physiology lmao
Saint Hades
Saint Hades Пре 3 дана
What if instead we accelerate the slinky. Will you be beyond alive?.
Jiří Jelínek
Jiří Jelínek Пре 3 дана
*"Why are you alive?"*
Brenda Landis
Brenda Landis Пре 3 дана
The handsome fiction intuitively retire because watch perinatally confuse beneath a alcoholic digger. filthy, obeisant rate
aviv segal
aviv segal Пре 4 дана
you really should make "Mighty Chondria" an acual poster (0:48)
Demon Girl Mortal Boy
Demon Girl Mortal Boy Пре 4 дана
if the universe wanted to be as boring as possible then there wouldnt be a universe, the universe isn't dead, you're just to arrogant and dense to understand the universe. fools preaching to fools
Sam Thezest
Sam Thezest Пре 4 дана
0:54 this time the monkey had a slinky in his hand!
googleyoutubechannel
googleyoutubechannel Пре 4 дана
Love Kurzgesagt, but ya'll really missed an opportunity to find a good analogy, 'slinky on an elevator' is obviously pretty weak and problematic.
someone
someone Пре 4 дана
Mythochondria is the powerhouse of the cell
someone
someone Пре 4 дана
5:01 bruh
Jacob Boyd
Jacob Boyd Пре 5 дана
ahhhhhh I want that entropy video so bad!
Delighted Dino!
Delighted Dino! Пре 5 дана
0:55 DAH MONKEY HAS A SLINKY I REPEAT DAH MONKE HAVE SLINKY
ShiT oN
ShiT oN Пре 5 дана
You tell me it is no life after dead
Na Rui playz games
Na Rui playz games Пре 5 дана
wow
Anon Surfer
Anon Surfer Пре 5 дана
"A Cell is a piece of the dead universe...". The universe isn't dead. If it were dead, then the stars, galaxies, and all the matter wouldn't exist. All of these coming into being and dying is the stuff of life. Cosmic inflation - the fabric of spacetime expanding is philosophically no different from the cell replicating. Everything is doing its "own thing".
Siddhartha Barman Mugdha
Siddhartha Barman Mugdha Пре 5 дана
Beings: minding thier life and living Universe: can u don't?
문재인
문재인 Пре 5 дана
한국인 좋아요 :)
bobux Man
bobux Man Пре 6 дана
0:00 When Your Mother calls you by Your full name
Akshit Kumar
Akshit Kumar Пре 6 дана
5:45 , so basically all of us are just a glitch?
Drake ?????
Drake ????? Пре 6 дана
jobs in a nutshell: 1:23
Ben Melindy
Ben Melindy Пре 6 дана
Existentialism - In a nutshell
Daniel Hannen
Daniel Hannen Пре 6 дана
Where’s the entropy video!
S o u p
S o u p Пре 7 дана
Oh, Okay then.
Fall 2nd
Fall 2nd Пре 7 дана
4:18 : this single-celled organism just ended global warming
Flyonnit
Flyonnit Пре 7 дана
0:50 can you guys make that Mighty Chondria poster pleaseeeee into merch pleasseeeee
Astro Boi
Astro Boi Пре 7 дана
This is weirdly my favorite kurgezakt video. I have my reasons
Nathan Hawks
Nathan Hawks Пре 7 дана
Billions of years ago two cells decided to merge into one cell and now I have to do calculus.... damnit
Somebody insane
Somebody insane Пре 8 дана
at 5:12 did I hear biggest anime betrayal of irl
Maria Dirani
Maria Dirani Пре 8 дана
0:00 thats me when i fall in lave with half a heart in minecraft hardcore and i dont have fire resistance
Bubbles
Bubbles Пре 9 дана
I would like to thank my single celled ancestor who ate the mitochondria So today i can comment this
Dr • KB
Dr • KB Пре 9 дана
Why are we here, just to suffer
Kokilaben Damor
Kokilaben Damor Пре 9 дана
When mom comes home and you have'nt wash the dishes: 0:01
Tariq Al bdour
Tariq Al bdour Пре 9 дана
7:44 subtitles say Teaser of Kurzgesagt science war coming in 2021
Combat Archer
Combat Archer Пре 9 дана
Bro..... energy can be destoryed .... its called the formation of matter and antimatter
Ang28
Ang28 Пре 11 дана
Fun fact: each intro is slightly different: the ape can hold different things, like this time, a slinky.
Ang28
Ang28 Пре 11 дана
Nobody: Duck’s to do list: Cuddle Conquer universe Bake
BLazy 45
BLazy 45 Пре 11 дана
Normal people also call ATP: "breathing"
wizzolo
wizzolo Пре 11 дана
1:23 Ackchyually, the universe "is very happy" there is life, as cell metabolism increases the overall entropy of the universe, from a thermodynamic point of view, life is the path of least resistance to increase entropy.
Anthony Losego
Anthony Losego Пре 11 дана
So ATP is the electricity capacitor of energy storage.
ALEJANDRO DAVID BARRETO RODRIGUEZ
ALEJANDRO DAVID BARRETO RODRIGUEZ Пре 11 дана
amigos mi mamá esta en entrega de informes POV: Eres yo 0:00 dudes my mom is checking my notes POV: You are me 0:00
Sinan Bozkurt
Sinan Bozkurt Пре 11 дана
Q
The Fluffiest Tail`s
The Fluffiest Tail`s Пре 11 дана
Wait so you're telling me that a cell billions of years ago decided to stop committing cannibalism and now I have to be sentient.
RawChicken
RawChicken Пре 11 дана
4:19 Now you can eat sunlight
adsfornothing
adsfornothing Пре 12 дана
6:00 and there we go with the time theme
LuNaTic's Territory
LuNaTic's Territory Пре 12 дана
We r in the endgame now 7:41
Sean Audray B.
Sean Audray B. Пре 13 дана
My teacher after i score 23% on the test: " *_W H Y A R E Y O U A L I V E ?_* "
TS Gaming-X
TS Gaming-X Пре 13 дана
The new intro is good
GamerKidLuis 213
GamerKidLuis 213 Пре 13 дана
Why are there Russian subtitles lol
THELIGHTLORD
THELIGHTLORD Пре 14 дана
Title: Me: "idk, I ask myself that everyday"
Darion
Darion Пре 14 дана
I love how kurzgesagt made the event of the first mitochondrion and the first eukaryote to fuse sound so awe-inspiring, like I knew that this was how eukaryotes were born but they really put into perspective how random and awesome the universe is that something as simple as 2 cells fusing would massively change life on earth forever
Feryytrt
Feryytrt Пре 14 дана
Kurzgesagt makes you think about life
Hammer Hand
Hammer Hand Пре 14 дана
If entropy and the universe are trying to make life stop then how did it begin in the first place. What pushed the first cell ahead of entropy?
Simply Complexed
Simply Complexed Пре 15 дана
LOVE THOSE REFERENCES
Simply Complexed
Simply Complexed Пре 15 дана
5:01 Top ten anime betrays
Ptsryacnhs Thompson
Ptsryacnhs Thompson Пре 15 дана
love the anime reference
Bendix Trinity
Bendix Trinity Пре 15 дана
5:01 you can hear it in his voice, HE LIVED for THIS MOMENT.
Mr. Biscuits
Mr. Biscuits Пре 15 дана
The team is amazing
Raymund P Jabla
Raymund P Jabla Пре 15 дана
I ask that to myself everyday
Nick Nick
Nick Nick Пре 15 дана
4:17 basically that 1 cell went : *~taste the SUN~*
code_dredd
code_dredd Пре 15 дана
There's some science mixed with a significant amount of conjecture and hand-waving... it'd be more scientific if it stuck to what can be directly observed and measured (e.g., the process of how ATP gets manufactured, transported, etc.) and not on hand-waving made-up historical claims (e.g., how a hypothetical first cell "found a way to eat the sun", _as if_ there were _any_ natural processes capable of _creating_ the _information systems_ necessary for any of these processes to work in the first place).
UngusBungusFilms
UngusBungusFilms Пре 16 дана
0:51 my mom when I do something she doesn’t like
daydayshan
daydayshan Пре 16 дана
I can't believe that only 316K people like this video. It deserves more. It's super fun to watch an educational video with Marvel memes
Kauã Silva
Kauã Silva Пре 17 дана
I'm a simple person, I didn't die so *I'm alive.*
pokemonmanic3595
pokemonmanic3595 Пре 17 дана
The person who can invent a way for us to internal store ATP will be the creator of the fountain of youth
Chill Gamer
Chill Gamer Пре 17 дана
so this is where the meme arrived from
Christian
Christian Пре 17 дана
Because... well, God isn’t it?
arif _raziq
arif _raziq Пре 17 дана
Have you ever think for a second of your existence and all of this universe and where it came from? I know i did and it make me feel grateful to be alive and i realky want to know what happen if we are not here and not alive we wouldve been nothing and not know if we feel anything just blank that it...😭i feel so alive
prod. KLONE
prod. KLONE Пре 17 дана
"how we animated our videos" Dude.. you fucktards use god damn premade assets from the SAME god damn people that INFOGRAPHICS DOES
Bag O'chips
Bag O'chips Пре 18 дана
9:41 gave me chills
Bag O'chips
Bag O'chips Пре 18 дана
when mitochondria got eaten so it can stay safe: task failed successfully
TheEclipseMaster
TheEclipseMaster Пре 18 дана
When I win an argument with my mom 0:00
Jake Cowart
Jake Cowart Пре 18 дана
I really like this one Keep up the great work
Alessio Ughetta
Alessio Ughetta Пре 18 дана
Humanity: **tries to understand what life is** Kurzgesagt: *s l i n k y*
Mr. Blair
Mr. Blair Пре 18 дана
Nobody: The Cell: Omoe wa moe shideru
Preyfix
Preyfix Пре 18 дана
I had a dude tell me that the fact that energy can't be created or destroyed is proof that we have an afterlife
Preyfix
Preyfix Пре 15 дана
@Dra. FATIMA MELO yes, good question, i asked him the same, he was one of those types where he's an idiot who "knows all"
Dra. FATIMA MELO
Dra. FATIMA MELO Пре 15 дана
what how? energy can't be created or destroyed is a law of thermodynamics, but how does that relate to an afterlife?
ProBro Aaron
ProBro Aaron Пре 18 дана
When you realise that something is wrong We can't watch the universe ending and get out of our curiosities ending Possible reasons Universe and timelines are too big Light and matter is too slow Our lives are so short
Stefan Latimer
Stefan Latimer Пре 18 дана
People: I'm afraid to die Me, an intellectual: I'm afraid of being boring
Amy
Amy Пре 19 дана
"why are you alive" my mom said i could
MooseHead
MooseHead Пре 19 дана
Why are you alive? Short answer; 42.
Jester Circus
Jester Circus Пре 19 дана
So humans are like cancer to the universe. We separate ourselves from it to selfishly prioritize our own survival, clone our DNA through reproduction and leech off of the universe's resources to survive. It's like how deviated mutant cancer cells separate themselves from us, feed off of our blood and clone themselves. It's all karma.
Jester Circus
Jester Circus Пре 19 дана
We're all parasitic at different degrees
白翼
白翼 Пре 19 дана
This energy is so raw, it's indigestible.
Dra. FATIMA MELO
Dra. FATIMA MELO Пре 15 дана
WHERE IS THE ENERGY SAUCE
Gummy The Player
Gummy The Player Пре 19 дана
The chimp had a slinky instead of mobile🙄🙄🙄 (see intro)
Jassim M.
Jassim M. Пре 19 дана
ATP = Ash Twin Project. If you know you know :)
Man Manliest
Man Manliest Пре 19 дана
and this happened because dark matter that doesn't exist exploded into matter that does exist and the matter clumped together to form dna and super complex things that humans with their big brains can make
Yingkai Shao
Yingkai Shao Пре 20 дана
Is it just me or at 0:54 the monkey is eating a slinky? Bottom left
Vercingetorix Avernian
Vercingetorix Avernian Пре 20 дана
Still waiting for ENTROPY video :)
Angel Dust
Angel Dust Пре 20 дана
“why are you alive” i can change that for ya
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