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Month: September 2019

Becoming Human an Interactive Documentary

Becoming Human an Interactive Documentary

When and where was Lucy discovered? How old is Lucy? What species is she? Why was the discovery of the Lucy fossil so important? Lucy was discovered in Hadar Ethiopia in 1974. Lucy is about 3.2 million years old and she was a female hominid. This discovery was very important because it taught us a lot about closer and common ancestors and a lot more about human evolution. What is a hominid? A hominid is a creature that can stand and…

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Check Please Starter Course. My reactions and takeaways.

Check Please Starter Course. My reactions and takeaways.

At first sight of this course and after reading the description I thought it was going to be useless and boring to me. After getting past the first lesson I felt more intrigued. I say this because it was somewhat relatable. A specific example of this would be the “Fakeout” part where you try to detect what is fake news and what is not by analyzing claims and sources. Another detail I agree with is the use of a checklist…

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Reactions and takeaways from Sapolsky’s introduction to Human Behavior Biology

Reactions and takeaways from Sapolsky’s introduction to Human Behavior Biology

To start things off I found the section we had to watch of this video a little less interesting than the last one we had to watch. But either way hearing this guy talk is astonishing. Just by the way he talks and conveys his ideas and even sentences really shows his knowledge in his profession. The part of this video that stuck out the most to me was where he started talking about categorical thinking and how as humans…

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