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Featuring guest co-host adrian falcone headshotAdrian Falcone

The Man From Earth

Our love for the original. Considering the sequel. People talking in a room.

Nostalgia

The coming-on of the bronze age. Grocking the rate of progress w/ Dominick Perry. “Free time” in hunter-gatherer societies. Nostalgia as a way to bridge from what was old and comfortable to what is new and scary.

Cro-magnon

Anatomically modern humans vs socially modern humans. The evolutionary advantage of controlled fire and beginning to cook food. Getting away from all-day mastication and looooooooong intestines in favor of the big brain on Brad.

Primitive Technology

Getting boy without modern technology. The earliest evidence for humans cooking with fire. Differentiating human-controlled fire from millennia ago from other sources (like iguanas, or wildfires).

Growing old

Life expectancies over time. Appreciation for antibiotics. Life expectancy vs life_span_. Evolving into a centauranarian.

Jesus

Less-than-generous portrayals of religious characters. Third-act surprises. Jesus vs the antichrist.

Resolutions

Resolutions?

Links!

  • The Man From Earth Holocene: iTunes | Amazon
  • Primitive Technology: YouTube
  • The Man From Earth: biological immortality, and what is a micromort w/ Adrian Falcone: Decipher SciFi
Tags:
  • aging, 
  • christianity, 
  • cro-magnon, 
  • nostalgia, 
  • religion, 
  • science, 
  • science fiction, 
  • technology