The Two People We're All Related To

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Aurelious Maximus : We are all cousins to some extent yeaaaah Can somebody lend me some money come on we are counsins

Jess O. : Host: "She isnt the first woman of our species or the first anatomical human or anyone really special for that matter" Me: What you say about my momma :[

Stephen Bly : I guess these two are the most "evolutionarily fit" people to have ever existed. They literally won at life.

jackeysmith19 : so im related to beyonce?

João Pedro : It seems like PBS is focusing on human and primate evolution recently, I am loving it

Can't See Me. : Thanks infinitely great grandmother.

Turmunhk Ganba : Could you cover the evolution of blood

Some Random 15 Year Old : I learn more from this channel than I do at school.

Cernunnos Wild : Genetics explains so much about human migration. No denying evidence. There seem to be alot of people who misunderstood this program. These weren't the first 2 ancestors of everyone. These are the 2 people everyone shares ancestry with. The mutations that occurred in these individuals, got passed on/or gave rise to the other surviving lineages. They also lived in different time periods.

Enthused Norseman : And now you know why any human racial divisions are not scientific.

DeeDah : Thanks for keeping my still young mind from sinking into the drudgery of old age.

damir prado : Hey could you make a video about the gondwanian terrestrial crocodilomorphs?! Like why they disappeared and it relation with the gondwa breakeup??

LeviAckerman CSGO : "mah boi steve" LOL

troytjuh : I’m always so happy when I get a notification for a new pbs eons video ❤️ Will you guys be able to do a video sometime about the evolution of my favorite animal, the kangaroo?

Alex : Still doesnt explain why africa and south america make a t-rex head when put together. Sorry. Thanks for the vid. You lost me a couple times (since public education failed me hard) but you kept my attention, which isnt easy to do these days. Nicely done. Cheers.

Thomas Saldana : "We don't understand why these two individuals left the indelible mark that they have in our genomes." Because if they hadn't someone else would've.

Bryan Liang : Can we have a more focused on the evolution of placental mammals? You have mentioned therapsids and ancestors in other episodes but haven't gone through placental evolution.

Justina : They should be teaching this in schools.

Muhammed Ali Inamdar : I don’t understand anything he’s saying but I still watched

Diego G : Love the genetic "Adam and Eve" story. So interesting and so mysterious how it seems to all just a huge chance. All joking aside is kind of neat having one of the aspects of the bible that sounded the most ridiculous 40 years ago, having sort of a truth to it, even if you can argue that is completely unrelated. But still, 200 years ago it was considered too religious and unscientific to asume that the universe had a begining, newton speculated that it was infinite and eternal even if he was a religious man himself, and now we pretty much all know about the big bang. I don't know, as a religious man myself and as a physicist i just find it kind of cool for people to being able to have a more scientific talk about these topics.

panda time : So we are all from Africa confirmed

Yusef Daniel Hassoun Harmouch : How did pregnant mammals manage to survive on the wild? Could you do a video on the evolution of mammals, and why it is better than oviparity Edit: thanks, white knight

John Stewart : So, genetic Adam and genetic Eve lived 60,000 to 120, 000 years apart in time, still in Africa. I read the 1987 1995, I asked Mary Leakey, the famous anthropologist who found H. habilis (1.67 M years old) in Olduvai Gorge, whether she believed the genetic Eve story. She did not. It was an epiphany to stand in Olduvai, next to my Maasai companion, and to realize that we shared a common aunt or uncle...brothers by different mothers. It really IS one planet, one people.

Mike Towlson : Can you do a video on different blood type?

Case Draughn : We literally just went over the whole mitochondria DNA thing and migration in my Anthropology class. Are y'all just following along in my anthro textbook?

testman : MAH BOI STEVE

CelesteofOz : I like how that made some complex ideas fairly simple to understand. Good job.

Aipe97 : Wait but what about the mother's mother? or the father's father? What's stopping us from looking back even further?

Kyle Amoroso : Like someone else mentioned, Eons has been talking a lot about human ancestors recently. I greatly appreciate it because I never really learned much about this in school! Thanks for the lessons, Eons :)

Safron : Im just gonna call em Adam and Eve if that's alright with everyone. But in all seriousness, this is a very interesting topic. It really defines the importance of having genetic diversity in a species.

Andy Pastuszak : I'd love to know more about super old trees, like the Methusula, the Great Basin bristlecone pine, and, and Pando, the 80,000 year old clone forest.

James Ward-Parrish : I have a question, how do we know that it is only one man and one woman who we all have in common? What if there are other lines that still exist that just haven't had DNA testing yet

Dan Noland : "People with an X and a Y instead of two Xs are physiologically male" ... well most people. Those who have androgen insensitivity syndrome or other intersex conditions can exhibit clearly physiologically female characteristics despite carrying a Y chromosome.

dragonswamp animations : Even though this isn't a hank episode, I freaking loved it

Generic Guy : Hello my cousins, hope u have a great life!!

Michael Makeer : Science and history, great combo. The story of Man.

Mr. Plow : Sounds more like an extinction level event that only left a very small population of closely related survivors. Their DNA is all that is left.

Hassie : lol it is NOT just chance that a woman has an unbroken line to today. If no woman had a unbroken line, then there would ZERO humans, because there would be no women.

Rand Huso : Since up to 4% of our DNA is of Neanderthal origin (a significant amount); it seems to me that the interbreeding must have been almost exclusively one-way: Neanderthal men and Homo Sapiens women - or we'd have some Neanderthal MtDNA - unless they're too similar to notice.

M P : Mitochondria, yes, they’re a microcopic lifeform that reside within all living cells and communicates with the Force.

Neverheart : Oohh a video on Hominids fascinating topic. Though still hoping for one on the evolution to terrestrial environments by Arthropods.

William Watson : eons gang

Mary Tocco : Blake, I love everything that you do for eons and scishow and all the other shows. As a host you're great, cadence and tone and flow and humor but I wish you would speak just a tad bit slower. Just a tad. Love u tho.

Fire Nation Files : Was there a single, unicellular organism that started life on Earth, or was there more than one created at different times?

Ben Blizz : I love this recent set of primate evolution videos but can we see some cool plant stuff? I'm a horticulturist, and biology and environmental science major, and I think a video on the evolution of grasses (especially bamboo) could be awesome! Looking forward to it!

Tianna Woodson : This was an amazing video. Thank you.

ameerul aqmal : Wow, this channel is quite interesting.. subscribe 👍

Digital Down : You guys need to start making PBS Eons shirts. Christmas is coming and I want them!

Brendan Callaghan : this guy would be a cool Dad

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