February 5, 2020 Human Origins Part 5 (Who Are My People?)

Episode 24

We finish up our series on human origins by asking "Who are my people?"

That simple question will lead us to question every facet of our lives and how we interact with life on Earth. It will force us to face our relationship with animals, our self-identity, our sense of purpose, and our various privileges. It will also lead us to ancient bathroom graffiti, songwriting whales, and a hope for humanity. 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

 

Show Notes

Favorite table-top games

Kendra: Balderdash: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balderdash

Zack: DixIt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixit_(card_game) 

Ian: Cards Against Humanity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cards_Against_Humanity 

Rachael: Cribbage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cribbage

“Game for Good Christians” : https://www.agameforgoodchristians.com/about/ 

 

General conversation points

Who is Lucy, the Australopithecus afarensis skeleton: https://iho.asu.edu/about/lucys-story  and here: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141127-lucy-fossil-revealed-our-origins 

The Dimetrodon is NOT a dinosaur: https://www.thoughtco.com/things-to-know-dimetrodon-1093785 

Elizabeth Warren and a DNA test: https://www.factcheck.org/2018/10/the-facts-on-elizabeth-warrens-dna-test/ 

How dairy farms work: https://modernfarmer.com/2014/03/real-talk-milk/ 

Orca-pod helping feed humans and other facts: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/blog/killer-whale-avoids-eating-people-helped-19th-century-whalers-became-public-enemy-number-one/ 

Book, “When Elephants Weep” : https://www.amazon.com/When-Elephants-Weep-Emotional-Animals/dp/0385314280 

Answers in Genesis, What it means to be human: https://answersingenesis.org/human-evolution/what-makes-us-human/what-does-it-mean-to-be-human/ 

Humpback whale cultural songs: https://medium.com/@dealville/whales-synchronize-their-songs-across-oceans-and-theres-sheet-music-to-prove-it-b1667f603844 

3 pages-a-day journal : https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/03/morning-pages-change-your-life-oliver-burkeman 

Graffiti in Pompeii : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_graffiti 

and http://www.pompeiana.org/Resources/Ancient/Graffiti%20from%20Pompeii.htm  

and https://kashgar.com.au/blogs/history/the-bawdy-graffiti-of-pompeii-and-herculaneu