Essential video portal focusing on human nature, promoting healthy skepticism, critical thinking and reason.

Planet of the Humans: The Leap to the Top


For all that Darwin contributed to our understanding of the biological world, he was haunted by one vexing question: How does the incremental process of evolution suddenly produce, say, humans—animals who walk upright, communicate through language, and possess the brainpower to travel to the moon? In this program, some of the world’s leading thinkers in anthropology, linguistics, biology, and philosophy tackle this conundrum.

[Video and text source: World Science Festival YouTube channel]