So Human, So Chimp (2 of 3) (#102)
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Full Program: Alan Alda explores how much humans and chimps have in common, and what sets us apart. 54:42
Alan Alda visits Yale University's Laurie Santos at a small Caribbean island where she is studying rhesus monkeys'... 03:34
Put to work at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, Alan Alda finds out how... 02:27
Alan Alda joins researchers studying human children and chimpanzees to discover why we share some skills with our... 00:32
A look at the difference between human language and others. 01:35
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Series Description: THE HUMAN SPARK explores one central question: what makes humans unique? Three and a half billion years of evolution have produced uncountable billions of living species. But only one -- humans -- can think in symbols; recombine those symbols into infinite meanings; invent a technology to disseminate the message; worry how others might react to it; ponder the past; speculate about the future; and imagine the unknown. This three-part series is hosted by actor, author and science buff Alan Alda. He travels the world and speaks to a wide variety of experts who share their original thoughts about our most human characteristics. Along the way, Alda forms his own intriguing personal view of what our spark is and where it lies.
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