NPR - TED Radio Hour
How It All Began
by NPR/TED STAFF
October 24, 2014
In this hour, TED speakers explore our origins as a species - who we are, where we come from, where we're headed - and how we're connected to everything that came before us.
Are All Human Beings Related?
Geneticist Spencer Wells describes how he uses DNA samples to trace our individual origins going back 2,000 generations
What Are The Origins Of The Universe?
David Christian explains the history of the universe from the big bang, and how humans occupy little more than a millisecond on that cosmic timeline.
Why Do We Continue To Care About Dinosaurs?
Paleontologist Jack Horner explains what dinosaurs tell us about our own origins and what we can learn by attempting to revive a piece of the past.
Where Did Human Beings Originate?
Louise Leakey describes her family's long search for early human remains in Africa, and how unlocking that mystery is the key to understanding our past and our future.
Why Did Humans Migrate Out Of Africa?
Geneticist Spencer Wells tells the story of early humans, and our eventual migration from Africa.
Are We Evolving Into A Different Species?
Juan Enriquez argues that human evolution is far from over - Homo sapiens are becoming a new species right before our eyes.