The History of Humanity with Christopher Knight
Learn the history of what makes us human.
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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