Zeresenay Alemseged: Finding the origins of humanity September 21, 2019 Tags:Alemseged, and, humanoid, paleoanthropology, Selam, talks, TED, TEDTalks, the, you, Zeresenay Related Posts The 7 Most Devastating Things Mankind Could Discover Human Extinction Humanity Joins The Stars | Stellaris Episode 1 About The Author admin 48 Comments Gregory Festo that was nice how he tied our ancestry into a positive wish for the future. September 18, 2007 Reply DickTater Win! September 18, 2007 Reply yancur very nice video! Thank you TED! 🙂 September 19, 2007 Reply HakatRe Excellent Video! Very well spoken. September 23, 2007 Reply john c this was great and fun to watch. he's a good speaker. October 1, 2007 Reply sexdrugsRnR that was awesome.. great addition to science. October 30, 2007 Reply navnsi06 super presentation…so informative November 6, 2007 Reply Ice Yes they have/are evolving and in different ways…in fact potatoes have a larger chromosome more (genetic information) Then humans. So semantically and technically you are correct. It is very un-pc to point out differences in racial intelligence though..It invokes a knee jerk response. December 4, 2007 Reply Tony Weis African american? Wow, i didn't know our ancestors in Africa were americans. December 20, 2007 Reply Gigi's excellent, beautiful message from a beautiful man. March 17, 2008 Reply Fwadizio If you think evolution is not a fact you are the idiot!! April 20, 2008 Reply Fwadizio OK explain how god came into being. Suddenly there was nothing and then there was God and then he created the earth? If the universe can't come from nothing how does god come from nothing? And if you don't think the existence of a creator requires an explanation you're even more stupid than I thought. April 20, 2008 Reply Ka Ma If you believe that everything on this planet comes from nothing, from an universal accident, then you must be mad! People cry out for proof constantly, never remembering that Christ Himself said that there would be NO PROOF. The Bible contains a great deal of information about the natural world that has been confirmed by scientific observations and research. Some of these passages include Leviticus 17:11, Ecclesiastes 1:6-7, Job 36:27-29, Psalm 102:25-27 and Colossians 1:16-17. November 15, 2008 Reply Ka Ma Science is brilliant, but even Science Professors and Scholars have said that it will never answer everything, such as the origin of the Universe! Look up: Theistic evolution November 15, 2008 Reply Ka Ma In Genesis 1, Verse 24: "And God said, 'Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.' And it was so." Could that not be understood to mean that God had already designed into the Plan that life would learn for itself how to manage and grow and progress in the environment provided! November 15, 2008 Reply Ka Ma Sorry. I meant Christ said there was no proof to those in doubt November 15, 2008 Reply unionafricaine The only effective way to improve live in Africa is to reverse the division of the continent in 53 countries at Berlin conference on November 15 , 1884.Africa doesn't need 53 countries,53 presidents,53 armes forces ,…. November 15, 2008 Reply Hottides Better still to STRAP THE BIBLE and embrace our true origins and heritage. Forget about Genesis and other ignorant myths, and honor the struggle and triumph of our ancestors, as revealed and crowned by our scientific achievements and revelations. December 22, 2008 Reply Ka Ma Mind your language. There are no 'ignorant myths' in the Bible! If you think there is, either you have never read the Bible properly, you have grossly mis-interpreted something, or you have done no research. The Bible is part of African heritage. Do you know many times Ethiopia is in the Bible? Never mind Egypt and other African states. December 22, 2008 Reply Hottides The Bible is composed of ignorant, barbaric superstition that condones slavery, misogyny, irrationality, genocide and tyranny. Furthermore, most of the Bible is a lie! Anthropological discoveries in Ethiopia and elsewhere, such as are explained in this video, reveal our true heritage. Humanity wasn't sired by god in Eden, but by our hominid forefathers in the brutal desolation of prehistoric Ethiopia. December 22, 2008 Reply Ka Ma Most of the Bible a lie!? That is only a lie from YOU. You know nothing about religion and Ethiopia, nothing at all! We have archaeological evidence, and primary and secondary source material. And when I say secondary, I mean credible documentation, aside from Church writings which confirm either events in the Bible to be true or historical people to be real. December 23, 2008 Reply Ka Ma As is often the case in the spiritual life, it's not the what; it's the how. atheists, Buddhists, Hindus, and Christians all see the same world, the same data. But they interpret the data differently. What matters is the pattern. You atheists say that the pattern is time, matter, random mutation, and natural selection; we Christians say that the pattern (the Logos) precedes matter and time and became apparent in Jesus. Hence, we experience the same tragedies, but we read them differently. December 23, 2008 Reply Ka Ma The basis of science is the fundamental intelligibility of being. Where does that come from, pray tell. How do you explain the fact that every corner of existence is imbued with reason. The physical sciences emerged precisely from a Christian intellectual milieu, and that is not accidental. December 23, 2008 Reply Ka Ma Believe me, friend, you don't know what you're talking about! The creation narrative in the book of Genesis is not a child's story, but a theological account of the beginnings of things. It is teaching us, in poetic, evocative language, many fundamental truths about God and his relation to the world. It teaches that all reality comes from the creative power of an intelligence that stands outside of nature and finitude December 23, 2008 Reply Ka Ma The Big Bang itself shows as dramatically as possible that the universe in its entirety came into being and is therefore contingent, that is to say, in need of a cause. Since time and space commenced with the Big Bang, the cause of the universe must be outside of space and time, which is to say, infinite and eternal. December 23, 2008 Reply Ka Ma My point is that the universal intelligibility of reality—which must be the starting point for all science, is a mystery that calls out for an explanation. Why should it be the case that laws of tremendous mathematical complexity should obtain at both the microcosmic and macrocosmic levels? Science can't dispute this, precisely because it rests on it. I think that a very reasonable explanation is that these laws are the work of a supreme personal intelligence. December 23, 2008 Reply Ka Ma Ravi Zacherias once said a great thing, He said, if the Bible made several assertions, one after another, that you have found out to be false, either historically or philosophically, or in the existential realm, and you continue to see that kind of systemic contradiction and failure, then you have reason to believe that I can not really trust this document. It is not in keeping with history, or indeed reality. December 23, 2008 Reply Ka Ma Do you know how many Prophecies in the Old Testament were fulfilled!? Look at the prophecy of Isaiah, and see how Christ is going to suffer, you immediately see the supernatural. You take the miraculous element, you take the historical element, you look into the scriptures and you see there is an authenticity. And it all points to one perfect person, the person of Christ. December 23, 2008 Reply Ka Ma Bruce Metzeger who is a scholar from Princeton made the comment, he said' After you take the 20,000 lies of the New Testament, it is safe for any scholar to say there is a at least a 99.6% accuracy. No ancient document, none, has the kind of documentary support that the Bible has. Over 5000 documents! December 23, 2008 Reply Ka Ma Even Time magazine in 1988 I think, Richard Osling made the comment 'One thing we can not deny the Christians, he said, is the documentation that is available across the centuries, nothing in ancient literature matches. So when you've got this kind of documentation, this kind of accuracy, that kind of a person, in the person of Christ, I think you've got compelling pretty evidence to see why it is we need to take Christ seriously. December 23, 2008 Reply Ka Ma African people will be and will always be a spiritual and religious people. It is at our core That will never change. Even though we have differing views, I hope that you understand what I am saying, and if you don't understand something within the Bible you actually do some research, instead of making false assumptions based on something you dont understand. I hope that doesn't sound rude! Anyway, I'm leaving this board now, won't be posting, I wish you a Happy Christ-Mass and God Bless You 😀 December 23, 2008 Reply merawi mikre The most successful species in the universe. heh? I like that anyways. August 29, 2009 Reply crudhousefull How great is this man. So young and probably had to work to reach the top amidst incredible challenges October 24, 2011 Reply sany fin if we have come from africa and evolved from monkey to human then why only we were evolved from monkeys and why monkeys are not evolving to humans? What is the logic of Adam and Eve then ?? August 6, 2012 Reply xanithkl he's hot… August 17, 2012 Reply theeddiechew some of your answers might be in 2:23 October 10, 2012 Reply yyourfacee prometheus lol October 25, 2012 Reply darkphenox Well we came from apes, a small subgroup of apes that is why there are still other apes. Now you ask why they do not evolve into humans? its because Humans are not the end goal of evolution, it is being what is best suited for the niche, humans evolved they way they did because of where they lived and what was around them, other apes did not and that is why we see what we do today. October 31, 2012 Reply damien sullivan Smart guy, but that isn't even close to a human skull. The jaw and skull shape belongs to another primate. Not to mention most species share a percentage of the same DNA. October 31, 2012 Reply damien sullivan That diagram at 10:00 clearly shows arm length, foot and hand shape, and ribcage of something else not human. October 31, 2012 Reply Hesse3 Very good and inspiring to see this humble scientist. Christians: Please keep an open mind. Study your bible, study the science, and carefully weigh the differences and similarities and see what makes sense in the end. Trust your minds. If you think god created you, your mind should be able to figure out the truth. December 9, 2012 Reply ARMY what a kind thing to say Lyndall. It's the dream of small penised men everywhere to rise up and feel accepted. The struggle has it's ups and downs, of course, and it's been hard, but the time is coming when any small penised man can will be able to wear a speedo without shame! February 17, 2013 Reply J Med TedTalks censors speakers that don't parrot conventional party-line. Please read this (blog.ted.com/2013/03/14/open-for-discussion-graham-hancock-and-rupert-sheldrake/), about their recent removal of the videos of two speakers, and especially check out the slew of posts in response to this censorship. . . very enlightening. March 16, 2013 Reply Peter Hartman I love archaeology, great idea! August 1, 2013 Reply Liban Dahir This is JUST the height of CONCOCTED IDENTITY CRISIS. "ethiopia" is a fake nation glued together through population harvesting (extracted Yemenites from Yemen = South-Arabic Branch affiliates), in fact there are no pillars of nationhood + people hood that can sustain this bogus "ethiopia". If modern day "Paleoanthropologists" are just bent on REVISIONISM as Mr Zeresenay Alemseged is doing it right here in front of the entire world without the slightest reservations about plagiarism , then, surely, the human race has got a long way to let go the regressive mindset tainted with an imploding ethiopia – a structured inferiority complex bounded by limitless appetite for noxious fumes COUPLED WITH a feeble ideology desperately attempting to lionize a history tainted with a chain of failures, counter-failures leading to the nth degree (a grandiose mythology, fossilised with soulless toxicity). When colonial Europeans were coming to Africa, the lice infested Menelik of ethio-yemenites in 1890, uxoriously said <<<Africans are pagans , but because we acient adherents of the orthodox christian religion, we should not be included into that parenthesis set>>>, a typical A+ standard primitive thinking mode KNOWN for ethio-yemenites, a paradox jam-packed in their history since time immemorial. We should be very attentative to in actualising a null and void, the sum of a net ZERO. August 29, 2015 Reply You're the man now Dog you lost me at we all came from Africa… April 2, 2016 Reply Aingealag Fírinne Sorry to burst your bubble, but Africa is not the only place that there is troubling issues. Please, look at other countries and their histories before picking one that you are strongly sensing feelings for. Also, most of you evolutionists must be careful with your words when speaking about where people came from. Not all people believe in such things. You have freedom of speech/free will to speak, do, feel, and think as you desire/want/will whatnot. So do other people. Do not assume all people on earth believe in what is spoken by you evolutionist believers. I would suggest you take out the word "our" and other words that generalize. The percentage of evolutionist believers can be said instead of "our" and other such generalized words. Thanks for evolving, from your wrong wording and specific thought of Africa being the only place on earth being in continual troubling times, to something better. March 31, 2017 Reply Micah Yamanaka There is nothing "evolutionarily beneficial" to have "developed" a very slow maturing brain. It just makes humans more susceptible to danger; does not add up. September 8, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.