The History of Humanity with Christopher Knight

Learn the history of what makes us human.

  
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Today, we have anthropologist Chris Knight here to talk to us about his book Blood Relations and also more importantly, teach us about the history of what makes us Human.

0:50 - Anthropology is a study of what it means to be human.

1:50 - Human ability to “look into the eyes”

3:00 - Minds vs Brains

4:00 - Are they asking the wrong question?

6:29 - Humans are the babysitting ape!

10:00 - Grandmother Hypothesis and Menopause

11:43 - Anthropology was colonialism in disguise

13:11 - The Human Revolution

14:30 - Language: The Great Leap Forward

16:50 - “Everything that defines us as human is an African invention”

18:00 - The first art is cosmetics

21:20 - Deconstructing Chomsky’s theory of language

28:00 - Communal meat eating

29:00 - The sex strike

38:00 - Synching Menstruation

40:00 - The Moon, the Lion and Love

50:00 - Cooking allowed for bigger brains

52:00 - Blood Taboos

57:00 - The Dark Moon and Songs

1:00:00 - Rainbow Snake

1:11:00 - Comprehension and Power


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