Sep 5, 2009

BBC The Incredible Human Journey

I highly recommend this five-episode documentary on BBC, The Incredible Human Journey. They give some really good theories and research on where humans originated and how everyone can look so different.

I especially enjoyed the episode focusing on Asia. The main hostess of the show spends a lot of time to cover one scientist's theory that modern Chinese are descended from Peking Man, after which she does her best to disprove it in support of the recent African origin of modern humans model. I thought it was kind of sneaky how the hostess was so nice and friendly to this well-respected Chinese scientist on camera, and then she waits until he's out of the picture to go on an try to disprove his theory. It would have been nicer to have him there as well responding to her points.


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