Why Are You Alive - Life, Energy & ATP

10 maj 2020
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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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    • Zz

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    • Pls make a Q AND A vid Q:why do you prefer the ducks?

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    • When we will be going to See your entropy video?

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    • PHILIPP DETTMER

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  • Normal people also call ATP: "breathing"

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  • 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.

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  • So ATP is the electricity capacitor of energy storage.

    Anthony LosegoAnthony Losego4 godzin temu
  • 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

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  • Q

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  • 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.

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  • 4:19 Now you can eat sunlight

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  • 6:00 and there we go with the time theme

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  • We r in the endgame now 7:41

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  • My teacher after i score 23% on the test: " *_W H Y A R E Y O U A L I V E ?_* "

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  • The new intro is good

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  • Why are there Russian subtitles lol

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  • Title: Me: "idk, I ask myself that everyday"

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  • 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

    DarionDarion3 dni temu
  • Kurzgesagt makes you think about life

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  • 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?

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  • LOVE THOSE REFERENCES

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  • 5:01 Top ten anime betrays

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  • love the anime reference

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  • 5:01 you can hear it in his voice, HE LIVED for THIS MOMENT.

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  • The team is amazing

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  • I ask that to myself everyday

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  • 4:17 basically that 1 cell went : *~taste the SUN~*

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  • 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).

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  • 0:51 my mom when I do something she doesn’t like

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  • 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

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  • I'm a simple person, I didn't die so *I'm alive.*

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  • The person who can invent a way for us to internal store ATP will be the creator of the fountain of youth

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  • so this is where the meme arrived from

    Chill GamerChill Gamer6 dni temu
  • Because... well, God isn’t it?

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  • 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

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  • 9:41 gave me chills

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  • when mitochondria got eaten so it can stay safe: task failed successfully

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  • When I win an argument with my mom 0:00

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  • I really like this one Keep up the great work

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  • Humanity: **tries to understand what life is** Kurzgesagt: *s l i n k y*

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  • Nobody: The Cell: Omoe wa moe shideru

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  • I had a dude tell me that the fact that energy can't be created or destroyed is proof that we have an afterlife

    PreyfixPreyfix7 dni temu
    • @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"

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    • what how? energy can't be created or destroyed is a law of thermodynamics, but how does that relate to an afterlife?

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  • 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

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  • People: I'm afraid to die Me, an intellectual: I'm afraid of being boring

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  • "why are you alive" my mom said i could

    AmyAmy8 dni temu
  • Why are you alive? Short answer; 42.

    MooseHeadMooseHead8 dni temu
  • 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 CircusJester Circus8 dni temu
    • We're all parasitic at different degrees

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  • This energy is so raw, it's indigestible.

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    • WHERE IS THE ENERGY SAUCE

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  • The chimp had a slinky instead of mobile🙄🙄🙄 (see intro)

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  • ATP = Ash Twin Project. If you know you know :)

    Jassim M.Jassim M.8 dni temu
  • 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

    Man ManliestMan Manliest8 dni temu
  • Is it just me or at 0:54 the monkey is eating a slinky? Bottom left

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  • Still waiting for ENTROPY video :)

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  • “why are you alive” i can change that for ya

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  • 4:16 NOW YOU CAN EAT SUNLIGHT, TASTE THE SUN

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  • 5:04 Bacteria 2: Hey friend, do you have any glucose Bacteria 1: Sorry I’m using mine. Bacteria 2: Then you have no use for me (eats Bacteria 1).

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  • This video made me want to have a pet bird

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  • If we push the slingy a little more and let it reach the ground, congratulation youre immortal

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  • Guys, let's start merging and become stronger

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  • "Why are you alive?" Guys we are not even a minute into the video...

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  • your type of animation is my favorite

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  • 0:01 when your mom yells at you and you accidentally slam the door

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  • Omae wa mou shindeiru lmfao

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  • 5:13 excuse me what

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  • wait...so we are a cell........

    Mas_ Rex2033Mas_ Rex203311 dni temu
  • So we should get in a huge pile and evolve

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  • bruh who wrote this script

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  • lonely night and this is my youtube suggestion alright god i got the hint

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  • 0:01 and the great meme was born

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  • Video : Why are you alive? Me : Good Question

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  • How unfortunate to be alive

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  • He did not just say 'biggest anime betrayal in the history' 😂😂😂😂

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  • But the sun is deadly *lazer*

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  • Use me like "I came for the meme´s button"

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  • The episode full of memes

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  • Fun fact: you hvae tried and paused perfectly on the meme template

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  • Only JESUS is the way to true salvation. Not by your good works but by accepting Him as your Savior. REPENT, TURN AWAY FROM YOUR SINS AND FALL BACK ON GOD. He is waiting for you and is excited to mold your life. You are loved and always forever ♾️ eternally loved by God. MAY THE POWER OF THE HOLY TRINITY, ONE GOD, FOREVER BE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS.

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  • 6:15 Great now your cell pokemon is going to evolve

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  • How to make a kurzgesagt video First scare people Second calm down people and mention death Third add birds

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  • "The Universe wants you to be dead" I love the optimism of this channel!

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  • why are you alive ? to watch kurzgesagt on youtube

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  • Imagine not eating your food and changing history forever

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  • Me: Talks back at my Mom for good reasons Mom: 0:00

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  • There goes 11.30 seconds I'll never get back this video is wack.

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  • 5:00 my fav part lol

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  • 5:14

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  • Me: **reads the title** Also me: **flashbacks** *existence crisis intensifies*

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  • i really want to get the full version of the bgm

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  • I have a question, how was the cell made in the first place, which then captured energy from sun?

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  • The moral of the story is unity Makes us more powerfull

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  • NANI?!

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  • The Universe wants us to return to our first form or state of matter so that it can turn it into something NEW!!! Well that's what I think.

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  • And I am just a kid

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  • Hi its Micah agen can you do one with photosynthesis

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    • they did ;)

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  • Finally, I found the meme

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  • this video has so many funny references lmao

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  • 0:04 when I accidentally say no to my mom

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  • So if you reach the bottom of the escalator, does that mean you’ve achieved immortality? Now I’m also thinking of different slinky sizes to represent a variety of lifespans...

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