A nice clip, but it also has very concerning aspects.
I don't find it good to flash various (mainly African) populations groups with chimpanzees, and even according to evolution chimps are NOT human.
There are significant differences.
Clearly several thousands of years of differentiation are left out in this clip.
No wonder more religious people would say it's all nonsense when it's presented like that.
I also don't agree that we have to follow some cause like the last minute footage encouraging population control.
Whose population are we gonna control?
Some white old guy who made some forgettable nature documentaries preaches on over-population!
Maybe we could help the planet by killing all the old people?
That's not their version of population control and helping the planet.
Er, so what is it exactly?
We came out of Africa, but it must never happen again?
Maybe it's an indirect call to tolerance, but it completely ignores the problems of African immigrants today.
We came out of Africa if Africa means Bushmen and chimps.
We came out of a modern romance of noble savagery that completely ignores 90 percent of all Africans.
What African country has blasted a rocket into space so far?
Or is the implication that those who stayed in Africa are somehow inferior because they haven't progressed along that Western route of self-appraised
It seems like Africans are sanitized to represent European ancestors.
I wonder if footage of the poverty and squatter camps in Africa would sit as comfortably as the images shown here.
Why was it important to blast a rocket into the sky?
By whose standards?
I'd just say if one admits coming from a place, then at least say or do something to make that place better, less exploited and special.
on 18-8-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)