With the development of larger brains & the capacity for language, our ancestors rose from their place among the animals, to occupy a new status upon the planet.

Life Evolves

The natural law gave rise to Earth's diversity of life, through the evolutionary shaping mechanisms of genetic variation & natural selection.

Dying Branches

Extinction events can be seen as a normal part of evolution's cycle of growth and decay. Here we examine megafauna and hominid species that were wiped out as Homo sapiens expanded their reach.

Rise of the Hominids

With our hominid ancestors new capacity for language comes the first attempts to understand the world, the development of stone-age tools, and a mythology to describe what's beyond the mind's reach.


Within the Neolithic Revolution humans adopted an agrarian way of life. Instead of reacting to our environment, we began to actively shape it, using artificial selection to mold the traits of species to serve our needs.

A Creation Story

A deep history of how our planet gave birth to our species, how we awoke to our true nature, and how we in turn have re-shaped Earth itself. This is the creation story of our strange new planet.