Showing posts with label Human. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Human. Show all posts

Thursday, June 27, 2013

We Are All Connected

Jane Goodall spent months living near the chimpanzees in the Gombe National Park of Tanzania.  She went slowly and eventually the chimps began to trust the long-haired pink primate.  While she may not have followed strict scientific protocols in her studies, Goodall's observations humanized our nearest cousins.  She changed the way we think of the chimpanzees, and the way we think about ourselves.

This image in particular shows that link between humans and chimpanzees.  Curiosity and trust shows on both of their faces.  Two distant cousins meeting for the first time.  Just amazing.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

That's a Lot of People

In 2011, the human population will reach 7 billion.  That's right.  Seven billion people will be sharing the planet with us.  About 10,000 years ago at the dawn of agriculture, humans and domesticated animals made up less than 0.1% of the vertebrate land animals.  We now take over 99% of that category.

To help us understand this, National Geographic made a video show us the importance of 7 billion.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Human Classification Rap

NBC's Community had this awesome anthropology rap to end one of their shows.  It contains three things necessary for a classic clip: (1) Human Anthropology, (2) Africa by Toto, and (3) Betty White.

Check it out!