The Past We Can Never Return To - The Anthropocene Reviewed

Birt 24 maí 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 ISchatsrs 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

  • Can’t you just put a camera in there for live broadcast?

  • Thanks. I’m crying now

  • wow. thats deep.

  • some day, some day we might (if we blow all nuke up:D)

  • I call bullshit on this story. Why did someone in 1940 name their dog Robot.

  • i'm touched, honestly. i always skipped this video watching kurzgesagt. but as with 'the egg' this was a big mistake. thank you for this one.

  • Wow 😳 That was deep

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  • Imagine having the ability psychometry, you'll be able to see the memories of the objects you touch. Even of those that touched it. The amount of stories that cave must have .

  • What would happen if the son of a long-lived man (caveman) was implanted in school? Can you learn like me or you? Could the language GRHHHHRH (grunts and grunts) learn Hungarian? Or anything else, like mathematics, could he learn?

  • I was absolutely over whelmed by this video, and that is a great compliment. Thank you 💓

  • honestly you guys should do a collab it would make my day

  • light an old fashioned fire in the middle of that cave bring a few drums and you will know why they made them ....

  • Y'know,I thought I wouldn't enjoy just poetry and philosophy in a science focused channel like Kurzgesagt. I thought right.

  • John Green’s words always manage to strike a different cord inside me


  • 0:17

  • Epic Mountain going so hard on that soundtrack in the background. I had to revisit this video after listening to the song on a Kurzgesagt Spotify playlist.

  • yes it is. It is a hand print, just not a hand print from the past

  • this reminded me of the 'where to invade next' by michael moore when he told Finnish teachers that some US school remove art from their curriculum and remove poetry because it's useless. it made me wonder how the frick America came this far on world stage

  • Uhmm kurzgesagt could you make a video about time machines and the theories about it

  • Well actually we can go back to the history we never could go back to and how my answer is a time machine if we could make it it would be the best and the worst thing that humanity ever had

  • Imagine another 17,000 years from now when both the original cave and the copy are found, stumping future generations

  • "ALMOST AS IF ART ISN'T OPTIONAL FOR HUMANS." This is good, and should be spread far and wide.

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  • [ crys ] wow the first art ever

  • ”If you’ve ever been a child”

  • Absolutely love this message!

  • Yooo it’s John Green! Everyone’s last minute, 1 hour from test, study hero!!!

  • Is it okay that I cried at this?

  • How did this only get recommended to me right now?

  • Plot twist: the dog drew all those figures

  • So, that paintings was... "poeple of the future, you Will remind to me" or "hey! You people of the past, you Will reach to me" i think it was the second one, humans Will always pay atention to the people who already exist. I dont want to be descovered for people who dont already exist.

  • That was dope.😎🤙🏼

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  • The hands are the only thing that they can leave for their family after they die. They are gravestones or memorials to leave your family. Atleast what thats what I feel.

  • Wow!

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  • Its been 8 months since this was released... Yesterday... Was when it felt like this was released

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  • This is amazing. The animations are amazing, and the story is indeed much beautiful, and the way with words makes this the best possible thing ever. Thank you for sharing this, and I will look at the podcast. Please do more things like these in your videos!

  • I don't know if it's the subject, the narration or the animation that made me cry watching this video. It was awesome.

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  • damn that was *DEEEEEEP*

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  • yeah the cave was commercialized with no thought to protection and preservation

  • Very thought provoking! I just helped my grandson sketch his hand last week. I've wondered what someone 17 thousand years ago would have thought if one of their people had started drawing a landscape with animals in very vivid detail? Would he/she been banished or made shaman?

  • Well. That made me cry.

  • W H O1?

  • most of the hands were from teen girls, which is interesting

  • those fingers are not amputated or missing, they had their fingers, it was intentional language

  • I’m sad it ended. That was beautiful

  • 😭

  • Woah, this video gave me goose bumps, this is a rare occurrence.

  • Peoples of the past were more human than what we are barely part of.

  • Absolutely beautiful ❤️ Thank you ❣️

  • The earth is dying

  • If everyone finds these videos fascinating now, try watching them whilst high, especially the space ones

  • John Green is the man! You can animate to his voice anytime

  • I actually cried

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  • Was this meant to make a grown adult cry?

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  • Hope restored

  • As a parent, this one is a tear-jerker.

  • finally, the forbidden cave

  • Give it time.. humanity will circle back to it eventually, especially at the rate things are going.

  • The end message of this video "You will know, this is not the thing itself, but a shadow of it. This is a hand-print, but not a hand. This is a memory you cannot return to." Is one of the most poetic things I've ever read.

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  • I did it too... drawing my hand...I have one till today

  • Deep

  • I love John Green.

  • Anyone got the name of the piano song in the background?

  • Why is this so emotianal to me

  • Oh boy, that was an ugly cry there towards the end. I cant quite put my finger on what it is that impacted me like that.

  • Wunderbar.

  • 9 minutes of my life I'll never get back. Didn't even come here for John Greene. Came here for your own channel. Thanks for nothing.

  • Can I please have a glass of water? -Albert Einstein

  • "If you have ever been, or had a child,..." Hmm, yes that applies to me

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  • Grug: "she saw something new... and DIED!"

  • Normal ISchatsrs: Let's review a film. Kurzgesagt: Let's review the Anthropocene!

  • Plot twist: The cave paintings are fakes

  • زۆر سوپاس بۆ زیادکردنی ژێرنوسی کوردی ، تکایە با هەموو فیدیۆکانی تریش وابن

  • Thank you to Add Kurdish Subtitle

  • beautiful, but triggered my depression :-)

  • “Almost as if art is not optional for humans” “Food feeds the body, *_art_** feeds the soul* ”

  • I thought this was a documentary about my ex wife. I was wrong 🤣

  • That's how they passed Information And started to Record everything. For Future Generation. Some of those Hands probably have millions of Descendant breathing Right Now. Those Teen Prevented those cave Paintings Because of Emotional Connection who knows they probably seeing a direct Greatest Grandfather Hand in there.

  • Hmm