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There Was No First Human

[MUSIC] This is me. I’m a human. These are my parents, they’re clearly humans too. My grandfather, human. My great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather? Humans without a doubt. But my grandfather 185 million generations removed? Not a human. He was a fish. [MUSIC] Imagine you could take a picture of every ancestor down the line and put…

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The Magic of Consciousness

Consciousness matters to us. Arguably it matters more than anything. Take away the magic of sensations, the magic we create, and we’d be smaller creatures living in the duller world. Yet consciousness is still a scientific mystery. Does it mean there are dimensions to the universe that science doesn’t understand? Or could it all be…

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