The Past We Can Never Return To - The Anthropocene Reviewed

24 maj 2020
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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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  • 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 PLworldrs 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

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    • I recognized his voice immediately from Crash Course History!

      Alex HarboltAlex Harbolt3 dni temu
    • OK thanks

    • 10/10 vids

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    • Ok

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    • Ok

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  • What will they think in 17000 years about today's Graffiti?

    Jörg SattelmacherJörg Sattelmacher4 godzin temu
  • 🖐🏽

    Carlos IbarraCarlos Ibarra5 godzin temu
  • We sure can’s called nuclear warfare

    Nathan HardingNathan HardingDzień temu
  • And here we are with gacha heat

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  • Why did this make me so emotional though...

    Sohini DuttaSohini DuttaDzień temu
  • absolutely amazing

    Rafaelski Arte PortfolioRafaelski Arte Portfolio2 dni temu
  • Reading too much into paintings 101

    Type AxiomType Axiom3 dni temu
  • *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

    adsfornothingadsfornothing3 dni temu
  • This video means something important

    Elite New-OrcaElite New-Orca3 dni temu
  • 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

    Pax NemmarPax Nemmar4 dni temu
  • For some weird reason, this video made me cry.

    Fernando M.Fernando M.4 dni temu
  • soud and timings in sound is really good with good music.

    cem oğuzcem oğuz5 dni temu
  • What was, will be!

    Chamchamcham10Chamchamcham105 dni temu
  • This guy talks so slow I had to keep the speed at 2x

    shubham sarangshubham sarang5 dni temu
  • He then went on to talk about the Taco Bell Breakfast Menu

    Brandon KusnirikBrandon Kusnirik5 dni temu
  • Just a reminder: it's pronounced curt kzart... Cool...

    RP Áudio & VisualRP Áudio & Visual5 dni temu
  • This is just infographics for ppl with phat asses

    IneedanaliasIneedanalias5 dni temu
  • Why did this make me cry

    Kriston McConnellKriston McConnell6 dni temu
  • The hall if records

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  • 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.

    Alex S.Alex S.6 dni temu
  • Am I the only one why started crying at the end? 😭😭😭😭

    ArtemusPrimeArtemusPrime7 dni temu
  • Hopeful - true dat. Thanks for a really nice video.

    Barry WilliamsBarry Williams8 dni temu
  • 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

    Rugged LemmingsRugged Lemmings8 dni temu
  • 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'

    Dragon StoriesDragon Stories8 dni temu
  • 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.

    Harriet HarlowHarriet Harlow8 dni temu
  • I thought he was going to say "These were memories, but not ours" Lol

    warrior wolfwarrior wolf9 dni temu
  • Not different, BUT good and absolutely relevant too(-;

    Hellmuth Christian StuvenHellmuth Christian Stuven9 dni temu
  • 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

    Trung HoàngTrung Hoàng9 dni temu
  • Excuse me a man named his dog *robot* ?

    Funkycord 1336Funkycord 133610 dni temu
  • “Infinity war is the greatest crossover of all time” Kurzgesagt and John Green:

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  • it's caled posthumus fame

    MrDrogstenMrDrogsten10 dni temu
  • Amma almost cry bro

    GX_KAWAIIGX_KAWAII12 dni temu
  • Awesome! Everything y’all are doing is awesome!

    Victor HopkinsVictor Hopkins12 dni temu
  • Hey guys welcome back to watching *god* today the species I will be reviewing is humanity.

    Curly WhrlyCurly Whrly13 dni temu
  • It rains inside now, wtf

    Nicolas LebedeffNicolas Lebedeff13 dni temu
  • Oh wow Crash Course!! Contribution to YT/Education platform 🤓👏🏼

    your friendly neighbouryour friendly neighbour13 dni temu
  • This video was beautiful

    Stephen Thomas-DorinStephen Thomas-Dorin14 dni temu
  • noo my beautifully voiced narrator Dx welp, reading subtitles isnt so bad...

    this is not the channel you're looking forthis is not the channel you're looking for14 dni temu
  • They was just tagging they location 'for they got busted. Pigs are errywhere and ebrywhere holmes

    Oliver PopeOliver Pope14 dni temu
  • 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.

    Philip MillerPhilip Miller15 dni temu
  • 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 ElliottShawn Elliott15 dni temu
  • "'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.

    Shawn ElliottShawn Elliott15 dni temu
  • The Green Brothers are among my favorite humans. I would strongly suggest checking out Journey to the microcosmos.

    Casey BarnesCasey Barnes17 dni temu
  • Wait. Something... seems off..... guys, that's not his voice tone- o.o

    A Random_Kat XD :3A Random_Kat XD :317 dni temu
  • Me when I found out one of the narrators from crash course: hol u?(° ͜ʖ °)

    Ocean_BlxezOcean_Blxez17 dni temu
  • ‘I was here. You are not new’. This is just so beautiful :’)

    Dhairya SathvaraDhairya Sathvara17 dni temu
  • I now hear Nightwish´s "The Greatest show on Earth" singing We Were Here in my head now. A single tear on my cheek.

    HMS WarspiteHMS Warspite18 dni temu
  • imagine if they had duck prints of their waded feet and told the same story but they used ducks for the animation anyways XD

    Stag DragonStag Dragon18 dni temu
  • This is outstandingly beautiful, thanks

    RotorHeadRotorHead19 dni temu
  • Someone else crying?

    Jolbor OdhinnsonJolbor Odhinnson20 dni temu
  • maybe stay away from drugs for awhile.,..

    Andrew TaylorAndrew Taylor20 dni temu
  • Getting sentimental about ourselves is a waste of time and energy. We need to put all of our energy into colonizing space.

    Larry JohnsonLarry Johnson20 dni temu
  • i love john green this was swag

    isabella ashbyisabella ashby20 dni temu
  • Okay thanks


    Your DadYour Dad21 dzień temu
  • Well that's a way to wake up before school

    Edward JenningsEdward Jennings21 dzień temu
  • Sound different

    Spino mythSpino myth21 dzień temu
  • The most inspiring video in this channel for me.

    juk Hojuk Ho21 dzień temu
  • "Marcel Ravidad, Marcel Ravidad, Marcel Ravidad, Próspero año y felicidad, I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas!, I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas!"

    Edward RawnEdward Rawn21 dzień temu
  • Beautifully profound.

    james bohlmanjames bohlman22 dni temu
  • 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

    SugaMochiSugaMochi22 dni temu
  • The title of this video made me depressed It has a depressing vibe

    Happy BoiHappy Boi22 dni temu
  • my fav youtube star john green 👏👏

    Qaim AlviQaim Alvi22 dni temu
  • To me, these primitive people feel more human than modern people with cutting-edge technology. I really wish I could be friends with them.

    Jangchoon UJangchoon U23 dni temu
  • 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

    D4G13D4G1323 dni temu
  • 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.

    Torquosis LivingManPersonTorquosis LivingManPerson23 dni temu
  • John comes off to me as a melodrama queen.

    ECCastironECCastiron24 dni temu
  • Beautiful video! Thank you

    anka588anka58825 dni temu
  • Just... Wow. Thanks for the video, amazing!

    Peterson Roberto da SilvaPeterson Roberto da Silva25 dni temu
  • to many contemporery breeding inside of it lead to mould lol

    Harrison EnglishHarrison English25 dni temu
  • this was so beautiful.

    Goodbones MusicGoodbones Music25 dni temu
  • This is oddly beautiful

    Oskar_211Oskar_21126 dni temu
  • "We hoped you enjoyed this video, even if it was a bit different." Me, sobbing: Yes, thank you.

    PoptartInvasionPoptartInvasion26 dni temu
  • If you're European, there's a good chance your Great x600 Grandfather made some of those handprints.

    Jarl BorgJarl Borg27 dni temu
  • 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.

    KamiskēnawKamiskēnaw28 dni temu
  • Honestly this video resurfaced my existential crisis. Great video by the way!

    Klaus Klaus KlausKlaus Klaus Klaus28 dni temu
  • Wait the voice is very familiar

    FE SIOCOFE SIOCO28 dni temu
  • It was this big.

    Bob DrooplesBob Drooples28 dni temu
  • How very beautiful

    Anna93Anna9329 dni temu
  • who calls their dog robot

    Light Fall On The HeadLight Fall On The HeadMiesiąc temu
  • where face

    shy cucumbershy cucumberMiesiąc temu
  • 진짜 감동적이다..

    이공후이공후Miesiąc temu
  • I am a child! if u count a ten year old as one

    Austin BushAustin BushMiesiąc temu
  • This was beautiful. Thank you.

    zecmozecmoMiesiąc temu
  • "... art isn't optional for humans" Art teachers: yes

    Carmela's Crochet WorkshopCarmela's Crochet WorkshopMiesiąc temu
  • That’s amazing 🤩

    Team SevenTeam SevenMiesiąc temu
  • Crash course helped me so much during high school , thank you green brothers

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  • 5-54

    Ömer EgeÖmer EgeMiesiąc temu
  • So beautiful

    YogurtYogurtMiesiąc temu
  • "Do if you've ever been a child..." Can't relate.

    Jay GamerTVJay GamerTVMiesiąc temu
  • Immortal through art

    Peepee PooPooPeepee PooPooMiesiąc temu
  • Beautiful🤩🤩🤩🤩

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  • This is a beautiful video. I can understand that you leave this page in a neutral mood, nor like, neither dislike. But I cannot fathom what kind of mental issues someone needs to have to dislike this video. But, SRSLY, 9.1K (march 2021) dislikes?? WTF people? We. Are. Doomed.

    Daniel MatosDaniel MatosMiesiąc temu
  • Nooo where’s the British man narrator

    scarscarMiesiąc temu
  • I think the cave is ancient classroom where teacher teach new or young hunters on animal taxonomy. it is there both as purpose and art. this means education has been part of human culture far earlier than we thought

    Brukujin BrokujinBrukujin BrokujinMiesiąc temu
  • "We hope you enjoyed this video-" You hoped ? You bet we did

    Dr. PepperDr. PepperMiesiąc temu
  • 5:38 We were here We existed And we want that memory preserved Memento Mori Unus Annus Sorry had to say that

    Dr. PepperDr. PepperMiesiąc temu
  • I’m unexpectedly emotional over this, I nearly cried

    Isaiah WeightIsaiah WeightMiesiąc temu
  • Wait... John Green can talk at a normal speed!?!

    Kenny WellsKenny WellsMiesiąc temu