The Past We Can Never Return To - The Anthropocene Reviewed

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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 Youtubers 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.
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      OK thanks

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    Okay thanks

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    Well that's a way to wake up before school

  • Spino myth

    Spino myth

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    Sound different

  • juk Ho

    juk Ho

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    The most inspiring video in this channel for me.

  • Edward Rawn

    Edward Rawn

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    "Marcel Ravidad, Marcel Ravidad, Marcel Ravidad, Próspero año y felicidad, I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas!, I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas!"

  • james bohlman

    james bohlman

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    Beautifully profound.

  • SugaMochi


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    this made me realize that even that they lived so many years ago, they are just like us and now it makes me feel closer (??) in a way

  • Happy Boi

    Happy Boi

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    The title of this video made me depressed
    It has a depressing vibe

  • Qaim Alvi

    Qaim Alvi

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    my fav youtube star john green 👏👏

  • Jangchoon U

    Jangchoon U

    2 dögum síðan

    To me, these primitive people feel more human than modern people with cutting-edge technology.
    I really wish I could be friends with them.

  • D4G13


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    Always good to have poetic writing, but dang it just seemed like he was making stuff deeper than it is.
    Or is not doing these concepts justice with his writing

  • Torquosis LivingManPerson

    Torquosis LivingManPerson

    3 dögum síðan

    Talking about the past like this makes me wish the Animus from Assassin's Creed were real. It'd be great to see the past with clarity. It'd be nice if one facet of Human Existence could lead to all answers instead of all questions...maybe one day.

  • ECCastiron


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    John comes off to me as a melodrama queen.

  • anka588


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    Beautiful video! Thank you

  • Peterson Roberto da Silva

    Peterson Roberto da Silva

    4 dögum síðan

    Just... Wow. Thanks for the video, amazing!

  • Harrison English

    Harrison English

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    to many contemporery breeding inside of it lead to mould lol

  • Goodbones Music

    Goodbones Music

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    this was so beautiful.

  • Oskar_211


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    This is oddly beautiful

  • PoptartInvasion


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    "We hoped you enjoyed this video, even if it was a bit different."
    Me, sobbing: Yes, thank you.

  • Jarl Borg

    Jarl Borg

    6 dögum síðan

    If you're European, there's a good chance your Great x600 Grandfather made some of those handprints.

  • Kamiskēnaw


    7 dögum síðan

    Being First Nations (Native American), Saulteaux and Cree from Saskatchewan, Canada. This isn't too far off from our art, though ours was more complex. We used a lot of these painting in the old days to share stories, to demonstrate teachings and to represent culture/beliefs. Maybe if people would come and talk to our elders and stuff it is likely that you can learn lots about these historical articles by learning how we did things. Maybe it is not so different, we still do retain a ton of knowledge.

  • Klaus Klaus Klaus

    Klaus Klaus Klaus

    7 dögum síðan

    Honestly this video resurfaced my existential crisis.
    Great video by the way!



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    Wait the voice is very familiar

  • Bob Drooples

    Bob Drooples

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    It was this big.

  • Anna93


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    How very beautiful

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    who calls their dog robot

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    where face

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    진짜 감동적이다..

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    I am a child! if u count a ten year old as one

  • zecmo


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    This was beautiful. Thank you.

  • Carmela's Crochet Workshop

    Carmela's Crochet Workshop

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    "... art isn't optional for humans"
    Art teachers: yes

  • Team Seven

    Team Seven

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    That’s amazing 🤩

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    udo kotela

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    Crash course helped me so much during high school , thank you green brothers

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  • Yogurt


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    So beautiful

  • Jay GamerTV

    Jay GamerTV

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    "Do if you've ever been a child..."
    Can't relate.

  • Peepee PooPoo

    Peepee PooPoo

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    Immortal through art

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  • Daniel Matos

    Daniel Matos

    18 dögum síðan

    This is a beautiful video.
    I can understand that you leave this page in a neutral mood, nor like, neither dislike. But I cannot fathom what kind of mental issues someone needs to have to dislike this video. But, SRSLY, 9.1K (march 2021) dislikes?? WTF people?
    We. Are. Doomed.

  • scar


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    Nooo where’s the British man narrator

  • Brukujin Brokujin

    Brukujin Brokujin

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    I think the cave is ancient classroom where teacher teach new or young hunters on animal taxonomy. it is there both as purpose and art. this means education has been part of human culture far earlier than we thought

  • Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper

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    "We hope you enjoyed this video-"
    You hoped ?
    You bet we did

  • Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper

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    We were here
    We existed
    And we want that memory preserved
    Memento Mori Unus Annus
    Sorry had to say that

  • Isaiah Weight

    Isaiah Weight

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    I’m unexpectedly emotional over this, I nearly cried

  • Kenny Wells

    Kenny Wells

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    Wait... John Green can talk at a normal speed!?!

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    Giovanni Lido

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    At 1:06 the kid on the right has a Schultüte – very German.

  • EJ Surco

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    Wait will the advanced humanity look at the monalisa and say "we have invented nothing"

  • Chelsea Jenga

    Chelsea Jenga

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    I love watching these videos i’m so curious of the universe,us humans and our ancestors

  • Steven Jackson

    Steven Jackson

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    Hello There

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    So the first furrys

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    i cried. nice.

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    red imposter

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    I always thought yhey do that to past time

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    The onerous file predominantly nod because illegal specifically end across a dashing conifer. kind, jagged recess

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    Id like to feel what its like to put my hand over one of the reverse stencils.

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  • Genevia Williams

    Genevia Williams

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    I may or may have not been crying to this video. It's so touching and beautiful

  • Mohamad Iskandar

    Mohamad Iskandar

    25 dögum síðan

    more arts content like this 👍❤️😡

  • Isabela Oliveira

    Isabela Oliveira

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    There is a documentary about that cave called "The Cave of Forgotten Dreams" directed by Werner Rerzorg.

  • Naeem Baluch

    Naeem Baluch

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    The narrator is god damn good

  • oo o

    oo o

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    내가 보기엔 그냥 낙서 연습하면서 논 것처럼 느껴지기도 하는데...역시 역사는 꿈보다 해몽느낌이 강하다

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    So moving.

  • Pobz Zero

    Pobz Zero

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    Now I want to make many more memories with everyone around me!

  • Xavier TheRisen

    Xavier TheRisen

    27 dögum síðan

    Great video

  • Hash Marker

    Hash Marker

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    The handprints seem very much like a legacy.screaming that he/she was here. As a photograph of something dear for the relatives that person leaves behind and for them to remember him/her by.
    Imagine a caveman looking fondly over the handprint of his mother.

  • Cezar Rujan

    Cezar Rujan

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    The hands on the wall actually say: "wear sunscreen!" as the geomagnetic field shifted and made most areas bombarded with UV.
    And it is sunscreen they are applying to the walls of the caves that are now shelter for both the sun and the electric storms brought by the ionized atmosphere.

  • Daniel Phillips

    Daniel Phillips

    27 dögum síðan

    This is such a beautiful video

  • Solomon Osazuva

    Solomon Osazuva

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  • Shubhanand Singh Pundeer

    Shubhanand Singh Pundeer

    28 dögum síðan

    hey those were my paintings :D

  • Wolfshank News

    Wolfshank News

    28 dögum síðan

    I live near of panchmadi caves where the first and oldest human stone drawing had founded.

  • Robert Shamblin

    Robert Shamblin

    29 dögum síðan

    Damn, that was deep

  • Babu Soren

    Babu Soren

    29 dögum síðan

    What if the original cave is also a fake cave to save/replicate the original ?

  • Real5uper5and


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    "Art is not optional."

  • ChronicEel93


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    Welp, I cried
    seal of approval

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      you forget to pin

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      It took you an year to write this



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      Wow this is a new comment

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    Potato 31167

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    Goosebumps man

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    Quantumm Galaxy

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    That was...profound

  • Saxon Descendant

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    "What we do in life echoes in eternity." - Maximus

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    Gave me the chills

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    This was beautiful

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  • Ethan Gatenby

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    The past is good when its the present, but painful when its in the past

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    this was deep-

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    To be very honest, I almost cried during the entire video. Something about it just made me very emotional

  • Joshua


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    That was incredible.

  • Dr Bright

    Dr Bright

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    This honestly gave me a sort of...existential melancholic longing.

  • Jack Nephew

    Jack Nephew

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    This video and story is amazing and it honestly moved me to tears

  • Aidan Brown

    Aidan Brown

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    I saw that Caterpie picture

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    TRXlord 09

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    Wait why are my comments at the bottom of the recommended videos again?

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    CathLena Music

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    Why am I crying in the club rn

  • Nick Scurvy

    Nick Scurvy

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    Aw this video made me cry.

  • P. Mo

    P. Mo

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    Too many onions on this video

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    allen osip

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    oh hey guys, this week we're crying