As humanity wrestles with a growing ability to modify Earth's atmosphere and maim its ecosystems, a new one-minute film reminds us of everything our ancestors — both human and otherwise — went through to get us this far. According to famed YouTuber melodysheep, who made the video, it's a "tapestry of footage tracing the cosmic and biological origins of our species, set to original music." Check it out:



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Russell McLendon ( @russmclendon ) writes about humans and other wildlife.

Watch: 'Our Story in 1 Minute'
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