QP9: From Pan To The Present, A Deep Time Journey

Quillwood Podcast

Apr 16 2022 • 32 mins

Host Eric Garza invites listeners on a deep time walk that explores the energetics of human evolution and human development. He begins this journey as our lineage parts ways with ancestors of today's chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), taking us through the development of stone tools, the harnessing of fire for warmth and cooking, the crafting of spears, clothing, and bows and arrows, and lastly more modern technologies designed to harness exosomatic energy sources often derived from fossil fuels.

Outline

  • 00:00 - 02:59 — Episode introduction
  • 02:59 - 06:18 — Pedagogical benefits of deep time
  • 06:18 - 09:07 — Looking at human evolution and development through an energy lens
  • 09:07 - 16:52 — Early human development, stone tools, harnessing fire
  • 16:52 - 19:08 — The Great Escalation: spears, clothes, and the bow and arrow
  • 19:08 - 22:56 — Agriculture and the expansion of ecological debt
  • 22:56 - 31:05 — Modern energy innovations, and exosomatic energy
  • 31:05 - 32:03 — Episode wrap-up

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