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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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    6 maanden geleden

    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! www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/anthropocene-reviewed I haven't said this often enough publicly, but John and Hank Green, the Vlogbrothers and first generation science NLcamerasrs 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

    • JAVIER SANZ

      JAVIER SANZ

      10 dagen geleden

      Same

    • Rocky Rhodes

      Rocky Rhodes

      17 dagen geleden

      Hello, what is the source of 25% women die at labor? That's a pretty off the wall stat. If true tho, WtF did humans die so easily during child labor? That's wierd as fuck.

    • Jaylon Garcia

      Jaylon Garcia

      2 maanden geleden

      Yeah

    • Jaylon Garcia

      Jaylon Garcia

      2 maanden geleden

      I

    • Katiana Mitre

      Katiana Mitre

      3 maanden geleden

      @Evo Space M Mñk56

  2. Juan Sabian

    Juan Sabian

    11 uur geleden

    Wonderful. More of this on nutshell channel please.

  3. jus god's self-insert oc

    jus god's self-insert oc

    2 dagen geleden

    The little bird john green recording a podcast is amazing

  4. GeoSpherical AeroSpace

    GeoSpherical AeroSpace

    4 dagen geleden

    3:49 I live in Makassar,Indonesia and i've visiting that cave in several times.

  5. Pyromaniacal Magpie

    Pyromaniacal Magpie

    4 dagen geleden

    Well, I cried.

  6. Luna_56

    Luna_56

    5 dagen geleden

    "This is a hand print but not a hand"

  7. Dee Bomb

    Dee Bomb

    5 dagen geleden

    Oh wow...

  8. eric garner

    eric garner

    6 dagen geleden

    Why did this make me sad and realize I won’t be here for long so I shouldn’t throw my life away

  9. LIA ARITTA MAGDALENA

    LIA ARITTA MAGDALENA

    6 dagen geleden

    I live in indonesia

  10. X Æ A- 12

    X Æ A- 12

    6 dagen geleden

    oh

  11. Umi No Arashi Games

    Umi No Arashi Games

    7 dagen geleden

    Why am I crying

  12. Black-Medicine

    Black-Medicine

    8 dagen geleden

    *A robot dog in 1940!? The dude came from the future!? lol*

  13. Damygala

    Damygala

    8 dagen geleden

    This is the type of video you can watch again and again and again and again and again and again. Well done!

  14. Niq Ice

    Niq Ice

    8 dagen geleden

    Steve Taylor’s voice sounds like he’s reading a script while John sounds like he’s talking and sharing his opinions wholeheartedly. I love both narrators tbh

  15. Nduduzo Blose

    Nduduzo Blose

    9 dagen geleden

    I felt that brah That was deep

  16. Moimoi

    Moimoi

    9 dagen geleden

    This makes me emotional for some reason T__T

  17. Carpeted Shower

    Carpeted Shower

    10 dagen geleden

    I really like this style and alternate narrator! Very cool!

  18. Shishir Aryal

    Shishir Aryal

    10 dagen geleden

    I would've never imagined story of a mere cave would brings tears to my eyes. Some of the videos of kurgesagt have so much depth into it that it makes you question yourself and your existence. This video alone is going to change my life along some other videos of kurzgesagt relating to philosophy and nihlism. Thank you for providing such a wonderful content for free. I cannot express my gratitude in words. Truly wonderful.

  19. Jixiil

    Jixiil

    10 dagen geleden

    This video was amazing, you prob should invite This narrator more. The documentary and narration was beautiful

  20. The Heartless Hero 2077

    The Heartless Hero 2077

    11 dagen geleden

    Yep... I'm crying...

  21. Jackleserve1990

    Jackleserve1990

    11 dagen geleden

    This was moving and beautiful

  22. John Smith

    John Smith

    12 dagen geleden

    While Green's narration was good, the animation and the music was what made the video.. that part at the end where they connected hands tugged on me in a way I can't quite explain but it hits home.

  23. Kentzo Ar

    Kentzo Ar

    12 dagen geleden

    This video is so inspiring.

  24. Aiden Jones

    Aiden Jones

    12 dagen geleden

    hey my name is bleep so this is true that's cool and i respect those two bois who stood there for a mere to protect that cave and its treasures

  25. crazed cook

    crazed cook

    13 dagen geleden

    ITS JOHN GREENE

  26. biboKralle

    biboKralle

    13 dagen geleden

    "So, if you've ever been a child.." - What? Not me, man!

  27. ricardo garcia

    ricardo garcia

    13 dagen geleden

    I guess i'll cry

  28. Tad Strange

    Tad Strange

    13 dagen geleden

    I just found the vlog brothers NLcameras channel and now realize where I had heard his voice before. Now I know

  29. Mariela Barrantes

    Mariela Barrantes

    13 dagen geleden

    This is so sad :(

  30. Pop Lyle

    Pop Lyle

    14 dagen geleden

    On the opposite side of the big cave that has the most paintings, we should paint a small section (leaving room for our ancestors) with pictures describing our wonder and delight at discovering our forbears' work, and cars and spaceships and stuff.

  31. Majid Al Marzooqi

    Majid Al Marzooqi

    14 dagen geleden

    BRUH... amazing just amazing

  32. TentaIna

    TentaIna

    15 dagen geleden

    *No i didn't cry you did.*

  33. mark merzweiler

    mark merzweiler

    15 dagen geleden

    Very beautiful....

  34. Tofiu Games

    Tofiu Games

    15 dagen geleden

    Can you make a video about Warp Drive

  35. THE UNKNOWN

    THE UNKNOWN

    16 dagen geleden

    This feels odd

  36. Canti

    Canti

    16 dagen geleden

    This was so beautifully worded... I couldn’t help but have watery eyes.

  37. I I

    I I

    16 dagen geleden

    If you want to see your ancestors, you don’t need ancient hand prints. Just look at your children. I saw my toddler start dancing to music. She was only around 1 year old. She had likely never seen dancing and could barely walk or speak. But when she heard pleasing music, she began to dance - using her own moves - using only what came natural in her DNA. It was like looking at my ancestors; her moves were hidden in the DNA of possibly thousands of generations and completely uncontaminated by any modern influence. It was as if her and my ancestors were coming out in the moves of a one year old. It was beautiful. As you said at 4:50, art isn’t optional.

  38. Gini Chan

    Gini Chan

    17 dagen geleden

    I am so moved

  39. Jason Duvall

    Jason Duvall

    17 dagen geleden

    Meh, kind of a wasted 8 minutes. The only interesting thing I learned was that cultures across space and time make art consisting of negative images of their hands, which is interesting neurologically. But I didn't need to hear someone wax poetic about it.

  40. Diego Gandolfo

    Diego Gandolfo

    17 dagen geleden

    Oh my! the arrangement of the main theme from Davinci's demons was very nice, as the rest of the video ...like always. These goodies of yours makes every video amazing

  41. Bisexual J

    Bisexual J

    18 dagen geleden

    I never expected to cry while learning at the same time but here I am, tears pouring out of my eyes.

  42. Xedof Morningstar

    Xedof Morningstar

    19 dagen geleden

    God damn it this is good... I got the chills for like 4 times...

  43. pigtailsboy

    pigtailsboy

    19 dagen geleden

    I'm not sure why this confuses others. You made a point earlier in the video that can likely be ascribed to this. It is a record of someone or possibly a pilgrimage ritual. Since so so many images are not abstract yet these, as hand prints, are it's likely it represents the closest analog to the hand that left it there.

  44. David Rowthorn

    David Rowthorn

    19 dagen geleden

    The claim at 4:40 that they still made time to make art despite having to find resources is a bit misleading. They must have spent many hours bored in their caves when it was impossible to gather food or water: at night, during storms etc. It would be more surprising if they didn't come up with something like this to do.

  45. TheMattBay

    TheMattBay

    19 dagen geleden

    Beautiful!

  46. Mr. Al

    Mr. Al

    19 dagen geleden

    "The humans of the past were just as human as we are." That doesn't sound very Darwinist.

  47. pugglekid

    pugglekid

    19 dagen geleden

    But I dont want to go to the fake cave John

  48. Caleb Jackson

    Caleb Jackson

    19 dagen geleden

    Who names their dog Robot??? Lol.

  49. Kıvanç K

    Kıvanç K

    19 dagen geleden

    I'm all tears... I feel connected to those generations.

  50. Jamason IDK

    Jamason IDK

    20 dagen geleden

    I cried

  51. Raezores

    Raezores

    20 dagen geleden

    Us creating that fake cave to protect the real one is like taking care of the old man..

  52. C K

    C K

    20 dagen geleden

    lik dis if u cri evertim

  53. 녹주석

    녹주석

    20 dagen geleden

    너무 멋진 강의와 너무 멋진 영상의 하모니

  54. Paaaina Star Kee

    Paaaina Star Kee

    20 dagen geleden

    I love this so so much

  55. Iffat Sharmin

    Iffat Sharmin

    20 dagen geleden

    This makes my heart happy, knowing that one of my absolute favourite channel is inspired from another favourite! ❤️

  56. geordannik

    geordannik

    21 dag geleden

    That took me on a fuckin journey geez...

  57. Jake L

    Jake L

    22 dagen geleden

    yeah, we have definitely hit peak Anthropocene cave art. What a time to be alive.

  58. Gloria Shaw

    Gloria Shaw

    23 dagen geleden

    I've been to Lascaux two years ago, there is something i have to add since Lascaux II is brought into the discussion. Lascaux II is the first, incomplete copy of the original cave, built on the same hill. The great numbers of visitors, and the vibration caused by their vehicles, turned out to be a problem for the cave. Since 2016 Lascaux IV has opened, a little bit further away, it's a nearly complete recreation of the cave, up to the fraction of a millimeter. In the museum several parts of the cave, like the ceilings and the wells, have been cloned at an accessible height so that visitors can see things that wouldn't normally be visible even in the real cave. There are even VR visors that allow you to visit the 3d model of the cave, with all the paintings and graffitis. It's not the original, but it's as close as it can get, and i believe we should be happy to see a copy if that means the original is being protected and preserved for the times to come. Should you feel the need to visit an original cave go to the grottes du Peche-Merle, it's one of the few original caves open to the public, access are limited to 700 ppl per day as to preserve the micro-climate inside, so reservation is almost mandatory. There's a 1:1 painting of prehistoric horses inside. tl;dr - i dont' share the sadness of not being able to access the original Lascaux cave for reasons; there are other original caves open to the public

  59. Chris Oca

    Chris Oca

    24 dagen geleden

    I'm not going to look at my hands the same way again. This video made me tear up. Very heartfelt and sincere.

  60. Glory Roomon

    Glory Roomon

    25 dagen geleden

    THIS IS SAD.UFFF😭♥️

  61. Glory Roomon

    Glory Roomon

    25 dagen geleden

    Remember. ALL HISTORY IS CURRENT.

  62. paul hindle

    paul hindle

    25 dagen geleden

    Way late to watch this one, but wow... absolutely inspiring :)

  63. Karicat Watts

    Karicat Watts

    26 dagen geleden

    Touching.

  64. Anthony Martinez

    Anthony Martinez

    26 dagen geleden

    What!? So human kind and the earth is not 6000yrs old?

  65. Thijme Poiesz

    Thijme Poiesz

    28 dagen geleden

    Beautiful Video!

  66. Captain Nigga

    Captain Nigga

    28 dagen geleden

    I've been to Lascaux two years ago, there is something i have to add since Lascaux II is brought into the discussion. Lascaux II is the first, incomplete copy of the original cave, built on the same hill. The great numbers of visitors, and the vibration caused by their vehicles, turned out to be a problem for the cave. Since 2016 Lascaux IV has opened, a little bit further away, it's a nearly complete recreation of the cave, up to the fraction of a millimeter. In the museum several parts of the cave, like the ceilings and the wells, have been cloned at an accessible height so that visitors can see things that wouldn't normally be visible even in the real cave. There are even VR visors that allow you to visit the 3d model of the cave, with all the paintings and graffitis. It's not the original, but it's as close as it can get, and i believe we should be happy to see a copy if that means the original is being protected and preserved for the times to come. Should you feel the need to visit an original cave go to the grottes du Peche-Merle, it's one of the few original caves open to the public, access are limited to 700 ppl per day as to preserve the micro-climate inside, so reservation is almost mandatory. There's a 1:1 painting of prehistoric horses inside. tl;dr - i dont' share the sadness of not being able to access the original Lascaux cave for reasons; there are other original caves open to the public

  67. NK Khiwaal

    NK Khiwaal

    Maand geleden

    okay admit it ! This wasn't as interesting as you expected

  68. HS

    HS

    Maand geleden

    Voice is shxt boring

  69. rivu raja

    rivu raja

    Maand geleden

    I became severely depressed after watching this :( Felt like a small insignificant dust particle in time

  70. Brittany Ramirez

    Brittany Ramirez

    Maand geleden

    "Just the act of looking at something can ruin it, I guess." Quantum Mechanics has entered the chat

  71. MGS Leo kun Munguntulga

    MGS Leo kun Munguntulga

    Maand geleden

    wow...just wow...

  72. Aaron Seet

    Aaron Seet

    Maand geleden

    So, no footprints?

  73. Lil'Autistie

    Lil'Autistie

    Maand geleden

    And now the only art classified as amazing in our modern age is either really really really old stuff that's thought of as priceless or some weirdly angled bit of plastic that could be 5cm squared and cost 50 million pounds :i

  74. Souvik Bhattacharya

    Souvik Bhattacharya

    Maand geleden

    damn that man speaks well !!!!!

  75. Yaz X

    Yaz X

    Maand geleden

    why you make me cry over hand prints? :(

  76. Diego Martinez

    Diego Martinez

    Maand geleden

    Thank you for this, I held my hand up against the light, and marveled at how much and how little has changed.

  77. Ants Kingdom Asia

    Ants Kingdom Asia

    Maand geleden

    Beautiful!!!

  78. Daresh

    Daresh

    Maand geleden

    the first time i saw this art i got shocked, makes you feel like like you are not that far of those humans

  79. Andrew Lilley

    Andrew Lilley

    Maand geleden

    "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants." - Isaac Newton 1675

  80. Ghost Of Dead Bodies

    Ghost Of Dead Bodies

    Maand geleden

    Beautiful video. Makes you think

  81. M T

    M T

    Maand geleden

    I'm not crying.... you are crying

  82. Grey Wolf

    Grey Wolf

    Maand geleden

    this is a very beautiful story... and i don't say that lightly

  83. Alistair Paiti

    Alistair Paiti

    Maand geleden

    Bravo👏👏👏

  84. Daniel Mak

    Daniel Mak

    Maand geleden

    this has somewhat returned my hope for humanity

  85. Carol Bonnell

    Carol Bonnell

    Maand geleden

    Sounds like a game.

  86. SpecialNewb

    SpecialNewb

    Maand geleden

    So is it allowed to assume they made the art because it looked pretty and not because of religious or practical reasons?

  87. Ethan Merric Uy

    Ethan Merric Uy

    Maand geleden

    in 1:29 i thought the dog was actually a robot it was just the dog's name :/

  88. Ethan Merric Uy

    Ethan Merric Uy

    Maand geleden

    in 1:29 i thought the dog was actually a robot :/

  89. Jero Demarana

    Jero Demarana

    Maand geleden

    Damn those words at end are deep

  90. Anthony Skidmark

    Anthony Skidmark

    Maand geleden

    6 fingered giants were the enemy, so you'd want to know what kinda people lived there before going in. Where waving came from as well. Be at peace, we are not cannibal giants with 6 fingers. Relax.

    • Anthony Skidmark

      Anthony Skidmark

      Maand geleden

      @Bence Baracsi Look it up. 6 fingered giants :)

    • Bence Baracsi

      Bence Baracsi

      Maand geleden

      What?

  91. lais personal

    lais personal

    Maand geleden

    i cried to this

  92. Englebert Everything

    Englebert Everything

    Maand geleden

    "peak anthropocene behaviour" Ok that one cracked me up

  93. issa phae

    issa phae

    Maand geleden

    crying to this at 2 AM

  94. joe dohn

    joe dohn

    Maand geleden

    Is that why looking at your hands while tripping is... triopy asf? Lmao its your body remembering all those thousands of years of genetics???

  95. Andrew Heffel

    Andrew Heffel

    Maand geleden

    Who wrote this? Who narrated it? Seldom have I listened to anything so inspiring. Simple clear words with real human meaning. It tells about our past, and connects us to it. Just perfect. Thank you.

  96. Penki 225

    Penki 225

    Maand geleden

    Uhh.... How kurzegast have higher subcriber?

  97. Lachlan Robertson

    Lachlan Robertson

    Maand geleden

    What kind of dude is just walking around his country while its under the occupation of the germans lmao

  98. yes but actually no

    yes but actually no

    Maand geleden

    Oh I know another for forbidden cave

  99. Deepanjan Paul

    Deepanjan Paul

    Maand geleden

    Absolutely loved it man 💙

  100. Jyoti Srivastava

    Jyoti Srivastava

    Maand geleden

    Kurzgesagt: Row-Bot Bank of In-glish litter-ature: That is a sin that will never be forgiven

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