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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Evolve - Communications

Episode 7


How has our ability to communicate defined us as a species? Sharing information with each other has allowed humans to rise to the top of the food chain and dominate our environments. But humans aren’t the only species that can communicate.

Organisms as simple as bacteria can communicate, a strategy that lets them cooperate to take down creatures millions of times their own size. Fish use pheromones to warn each other about predators and find mates. Chemicals are also an effective means of communicating on land, and they’ve allowed insects – some of nature’s smallest and most unassuming animals – to become the most populous and prolific on earth. The ability to interact stretches back billions of years and has often been one of the primary factors in a species ability to evolve and survive.


It’s a tough, violent, and lethal world out there, and it’s been that way since the dawn of time. Roughly 99 percent of all species have become extinct. What enabled that other one percent to survive the cutthroat competition?

Their ability to…. EVOLVE.

Through a stunning combination of dramatizations, computer animations, live action nature footage and lab work; discover the biological and behavioural innovations that have kept us all on this Earth!

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

50 comments:

Futomara said...

I can't help but think as evolved as we are, men and women still can't communicate very well.

Naj said...

^ agree. especially those who are close to each other.

RatsRunThisTown said...

Haha so true Futomara

EverythingGuitarz said...

Interesting stuff.

Matt said...

Most interesting episode yet. Nice post.

Max Steel said...

Thats awesome to see the intelligence in animals and even insects

razortek said...

man adsen. joke with us :(

Savage Nugget said...

Communication through olfactory cues always amazes me. :D

Fuuuuuuuu said...

interesting, I didn't know that...

GTL4life!

iMonei said...

wish i could see how life has evolved 400 years fom now

momo said...

im actually doing a documentary on the similar topic sometime this year

Kevorkian said...

Keep up the interesting posting!

loladdme said...

hmm... this is really deep stuff if you think about it.

good post; keep 'em coming!

arnyke said...

I like your post and I would really like to see more of them

The Greater Spartan said...

Nice post man check out my reviews :)

The Greater Spartan said...

Hehe nice post keep e'm coming and check out mah reviews ;)

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

Keep the posts coming!

MRanthrope said...

I lost my voice/ability to speak for a short period after throat surgery this summer, makes you appreciate communicating with others.

Lewis said...

nice videos
love ur post :)

LoneIslander said...

Good stuff, I like this series

amidoinitrite? said...

this is relevant to just what I was thinking about

Pope Smurf said...

This series is more interesting each episode.

JRam said...

Communication via chemicals is pretty cool.

Ryan said...

siq post bro

Nie Mand said...

On my playlist, but I'll check the rest of the blogs I am following first.

jaredkk said...

evolution one of my favorite subjects ;s

Swift Love said...

thanks for your insight on my blog... people are trying to be scandalous against Taylor :(

Indie0987 said...

Awesome! My favorite of EVOLVE so far.

Jackie said...

Great video !

Red Baron said...

we prob evolved a bunch of times already and the outcome died cause it was in some thrid world country

Freshman said...

interesting

Barnacle said...

Interesting vid mate!

Tal Zahn said...

Playlisted! I currently am up to the sex episode (by order you present these to us anyway). Watching thesewhen I want to fall asleep is great since if I get bored I can comfortably get to sleep and if I can't sleep, I'll be learning. XD

As always, thanks for sharing!

Koniworld said...

awsome... very intersting

BLUERAD said...

Very cool video, thanks for sharing yet again!

Mr. Smith said...

hahah.. this goes against my religion.

Crammarc said...

comunication probably does define us these days

The Loon said...

Bio, so much interesting info. X_X

Lewis Candler said...

pretty good episode

Katie Greene said...

lots of awesome stuff in that vid! thanks for visiting the 16th Parallel

Sweeeeeetas said...

Just because animals cant speak, doesnt mean they cant communicate:)

MacPCharmony said...

thanks for sharing!

Dan said...

Yeah, science is pretty sweet. Too bad people will quickly turn to something else once they reach a point where they can no longer explain something. Animals have consciousness, its just a less complex form than us. Does that mean we are above them? no.

The Blind Prophet said...

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http://blindprophetoratorium.blogspot.com

Satan said...

Pretty awesome videos. :D

Naj said...

@Tal
i'm presenting it by their air date. the guys who uploads them in youtube have their own order.

Slumph said...

I really am loving this series =D

AnnoNeuvo said...

This is awesome! :D

Muhunty said...

i like the video part 3

Bren said...

nice series, uggh im watchin them out of order o.o

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