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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x235 Lauren Sallan: How to win at evolution and survive a mass extinction
TV-PG

  • 2017-10-31T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Congratulations! By being here, alive, you are one of history's winners -- the culmination of a success story four billion years in the making. The other 99 percent of species who have ever lived on earth are dead -- killed by fire, flood, asteroids, ice, heat and the cold math of natural selection. How did we get so lucky, and will we continue to win? In this short, funny talk, paleobiologist and TED Fellow Lauren Sallan shares insights on how your ancestors' survival through mass extinction made you who you are today.

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