Why Are You Alive - Life, Energy & ATP

Birt 10 maí 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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    • @FotY 6fhetecvxfscsvsn

    • The most important thing is the Mitochondria is the powerhouse of a cell

    • Your info graphics brother channle

    • I see life as a piece of art or music, it's a beautiful thing that is not meant to last forever.

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  • i don't believe any in this video. FAKE Story and get pay by coca cola.

  • Fungy Nice :)

  • Universe: noooo you can't be exiting!!! Living things: haha alive go brrrrr

  • 0:01 when you pooped your self in public

  • 7:44 with subtitle on ( Teaser of Kursgesagt: Science War, coming in 2021.)

  • 5:13 = i love this show cuz its not so serious and it's always soo damn fun to watch!!!

  • All of school is on youtube... Extra help can be found via personal teachers you can interact with via webcam... Homeschooling is more prominent than ever even without the pandemic, just need the parental guidance to be afforded!

  • What, cell is evolving! Cell evolved into Celltwo! Celltwo learnt helping hands.

  • There's no way you can read all of these comments but this video means so much to me. Its getting me excited about my classes and making me feel smart.

  • That mitochondria statement just never gets old.

  • Why do you say “dead universe” when that means the universe was once alive but is now dead?

  • Is that a threat.

  • In the beginning GOD created

  • omaewa mo shindeiru

  • I like how there's the easter egg of gamers like 'level up' or 'anime betrayals'

  • My dog is stable not dead In a nutshell

  • Advanced A.I. destroying humanity: why am I alive? Scientists:here watch this

  • +1 Mitochondria Level Up! Power Level upgraded to 1 Raditz

  • "Taste the sunnnnnnnnnnnnnn" - Bill Wurtz

  • 7:40 thanos snap

  • omae wa mou shindeiru

  • jojo refence 5:01

  • Love these videos. Wish my science teacher would use Kurzgesagt videos.

  • 5:00 omae wa mou shindeiru Nani¿


  • "If you're bored for...whatever reason-" *check year* You know exactly why I'm bored!

  • 5:00 Me when i got the wrong seed in minecraft:

  • the birds in this video are so cute X3

  • Life is hard and then you die And no one knows why.

  • 5:11

  • I pray that no one who is going through depression reads the title🙁

  • i just read Attack on Titan ch. 137 (its open with the similar story about how living matter comes into existence and how life is just a weird wrinkle in the mostly dead universe ) and youtube recommends this video to me...

  • Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. Change my mind.

  • we finally found out why knowing the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell is so important

  • I'd love to see a video on photosynthesis and how exactly the mitochondria works

  • 6:30 thus, the biggest biology meme was born.

  • "You will never arrive anywhere on an escalator" - Giorno Giovanna

  • What do you think would happen if we were able to photosynthesize as well?

  • 5:02 I can't believe I just laughed for a minute at a cell eating another cell

  • Was not expecting “Anime betrayals” here, but I got it anyway.

  • The amount of references in one video...

  • the title: "why are you alive" me: because of my mom and dad's mistake and they created a mistake and it was me

  • Me: thinking to chill and watch some educational content The 1st sec of a Kurzgesagt video: At this very second, you're on a narrow ledge between life and death

  • 8:39 F in chat for this sucker.

  • Don't forget to pump your blood and replicate your cells, guys!

  • The reason we are alive is because of Jesus Christ the one who created us the reason we are alive is because our spirit is still in our body

    • @Craig Laycox First off Evolution was proven with multiple fossil records found that were closely related to the human skeleton. Second I am also not sure that the big bang theory was proven so you got me there. Third Why would you watch this video knowing that it was going to use A scientific theory that would be against creationism.

    • @Marco Villela Found the typical atheist who cannot even define science..or the scientific method it is based on..I suspect you embrace the globe evolution AND THE BIG BANG.They actually ...amazingly. .have no actual science between them.I bet you even think psychiatry is a science , genius.

    • @Craig Laycox Found the extreme Christian that is anti science

    • @Marco Villela Truth is exclusive. Not really interested at the lies demons say ..Christianity is not " religion". And science didn't create anything..Christ did and proved out by rising out of the grave after three days after enduring horrible torture impossible but not for God.

    • This video is the scientific reason. Your reason is the Christian reason. But what would other religions say?

  • 5:02 another anime reference

  • Dumb question, but what happens if the escalator stops

  • 0:51 passive- aggressive kurzgesagt

  • teaser of kurzgesagt science wae 2021

  • 5:11 dont mind me

  • 5:14 I can't believe I actually heard that

  • best channel ever

  • "Omae wa Mao shindeiru. Nani? " Made me laugh. A Japanese anime meme as an Otaku I respect that.

  • Wow, so much energy for a piece of trash, like me

  • Biggest Anime betrayals

  • Thanks I always wandered that if everything thing is made up of atoms and need energy then what's the difference between living and non living . Looks like I approximately got the answer .👍🏼

  • 5:12 I wasn't expecting that

  • 5:04 you really made herbivores sound like d**ks

  • This video is great! My teacher showed it in our class!

  • Lol I need to eat and sleep for energy? I just drink five gallons of energy drinks. Lol made you use more energy than needed.

  • When I realised I could just jump off the escslator of life: 😳🙀

  • adenosine triphosphate. easy.

  • The subtitles for the intro is [Amazing-sounding Kurz Intro Music]

  • 5:02 NANI?

  • This video contradicts the speed of light video where you say the light energy is being created and or destroyed

  • The universe wants me too die?

  • Narrow ledge between life and death? That explains why is choked on a lollipop 20 minutes ago True story

  • Bad luck ez

  • I love how Kurzgesagt made an Avenger Infinity war jokes when talking about how quickly someone could die

  • *I ask myself this question every day...*

  • 5:02 Now that is what i call beautiful, exclusive, golden comedy. 🤣🤣😂😂😆😆

  • 4:20 taste the sun

  • 4:18 a cell eats sun

  • The universe it’s self is against you. Give up


  • It’s not my fault

  • People: omg, I had no idea this was real Me: “realizes that the dust that was left off by the superheros in Avengers: infinity war, was just ATP”

  • 5:05 Na...NANI?

  • It's not only factual but it's very fun xD Petition for kurzgesagt to make more anime references | | V

  • The mellow letter traditionally scribble because trial endosonographically note by a pleasant bit. modern, phobic lift

  • Fucccking existencial crisis

  • 0:55 Is that monkey eating a slinky?

  • ape likes slinky slinky likes ape

  • 0:09 me havent eaten the past 12 hours: indeed

  • in the beginning the gorilla had a slinky lol

  • Bird said "soon" "Soon" = ages

  • glad we r alive if we aren't blame the sun spirits will not die

  • *"At this very second, you are on a narrow ledge between life and death."* *Me:* borgor

  • im about to say to don't kill yourself because it will make you boring, but the idea of merging back with the dead universe doesn't sound so ugly?

  • This video directly contradicts the "What is Life" video when explaining the origins of the mitochondria. My favorite web series, but i think the difference in explanation should be addressed, being Kurzgesagt is the source of both.

  • maybe the universe is squidward and all living things are spongebobs

  • TIL "Kurzgesagt" literally means "In short", or "In a nutshell."

  • Slinky story pls

  • Can you talk about that evolution stage thingy that is variated

  • I know the meme

  • "you need a single person full of atp to survive 1 day" r/technicallythetruth

    • shut it redditor

  • 7:44 put english subtitles on

  • Why tho