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Humanity on Earth
Where do we think humans come from? How and why have we developed as a species. This tutorial attempts to give an overview of these truly fundamental questions.
From human evolution (which is covered in more depth in the biology playlist) to the development of agriculture, this tutorial will give you an appreciation of where we've been (and maybe where we're going).
From the extinction of the dinosaurs to humanity
Difference between BC, BCE, AD and CE. A little bit about the birth of Jesus as well.
Correcting the time difference calculation by taking into account that there is no year 0
The Paleolithic and Neolithic eras of the Stone Age.
How the indigenous Australians used fire to change their environment
How symbolic language drives collective learning and how this is one of the truly differentiating aspects of human beings relative to the rest of the animal kingdom
Thomas Malthus's views on population. Malthusian limits.
Thinking about how we get Calories from the land limits human population densities
Thinking about energy consumption for tilling land
Sal's random predictions for the year 2060