Why Are You Alive - Life, Energy & ATP

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At this very second, you are on a narrow ledge between life and death. You probably don’t feel it, but there is an incredible amount of activity going on inside you. And this activity can never stop.
Picture yourself as a slinky falling down an escalator moving upwards - the falling part represents the self replicating processes of your cells, the escalator represents the laws of physics, driving you forwards. To be alive is to be in motion but never arriving anywhere. If you reach the top of the escalator there is no more falling possible and you are dead forever.
Somewhat unsettlingly, the universe wants you to reach the top. How do you avoid that and why are you alive?
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    • welcome to my channel !!)))

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    • Do you know if you can make a video on how long it will take for humans to become cyborgs

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    • what dose that mean?

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    • Are we still evolving? how ? How did humans evolve trought history ? How will we evolve ? It would be great if you made a video on this matter ...( I just saw the video you made about the evolution 😅)

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    • Nani, Cell is evolving...LOVING all these references ^^ Thanks for educating us and making great videos team!

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  • "-one of the biggest anime betrayals in evolutionary history" really caught me off guard.

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  • that was an amazing story

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  • Im going to show this video to our church pastor.

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  • What is the something that is very similar to ATP?

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    • @Lünkel wow, interesting, thanks.

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    • @Subhajit Sahu Yes, they indeed are! ATP is an acronym for "adenosine triphosphate" and that "adenosine" contains the DNA/RNA base adenine which is usually abbreviated with A. The related substance GTP is basicly the same thing but with guanine (G) instead of adenine.

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    • @Lünkel Is this related to ATCG in DNA?

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    • GTP

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  • Ah,yes. The classic "i have existential crisis and sleep deprivation and Also depression in just 11 minutes and 30 seconds" Type of kurzegast's video

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    • What if someone were born in heaven

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  • This video just limited theory: evolution without God hand. My unlimited theory: universe evolution theory Begin... Dead Matter creating> organic matter> Life/organic matter (microorganism plantae animal)> Life Smart matter (human)> Die matter (AI/robot, end of human age)> More smarter Matter (concious superAI/superbot)> Superior smart matter (inconceivable) creating> God matter (smartestttt, amazzzing matter)> God Creat new game. Loop (jump to FOL) Universe from God, God from universe.

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  • Great video

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  • Captions at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="464">7:44</a>, teaser of kurzesagt: science war, coming in 2021

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  • For more details and fascinating hypotheses about mitochondria, respiration and life, I strongly recommend Sex Power Suicide by Nick Lane.

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  • my existential crisis ELI5

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="303">5:03</a> darn it we could have harnessed the sun if only we hadnt been so lazy to do it ;-;

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  • Can we stop for a while & appreciate that *THE MITOCHONDRIA IS THE POWERHOUSE OF THE CELL*

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  • what if photosynthesis cells evolved back in time we could use energy directly from sun?

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  • What a meaningless existence…

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  • "How many Pop Culture references do you want?" "Yes."

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  • When the sountrack hits at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="360">6:00</a>, my soul shrinks and my eyes flood up. This universe is so crazy. I’m so humbled by that.

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  • My 37.2 trillion cells liked this video, too bad I can only leave 1 like.

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  • This channel is teaching me more than school

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  • What if someone were born in heaven

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  • Me after my parents ground me

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  • Big cell: eat small cell Small cell: dont die Both cell: stonks

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  • this is interesting but it doesn't say anything about how cells came to be able to self-replicate!

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  • i have a question

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    • @Jimmy Jones very good question

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    • @Lünkel ya what the is that

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    • Might wanna ask it then, don't ya think?

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  • Kurzgesagt

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  • It would be nice to see a video/explanation about space-time, how it functions, and theories.

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  • This episode is just half giant meme and I fucking love it

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  • some cells look like the phnatom ruby

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  • You expected educational content... But it was me - eDucatIOnal content filled with memes

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    • that wilhelm scream at 2:30 😂😂

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  • Did god made us?

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    • definition existential error so I hope everyone is keep themselves busy and most meaningfully their heads up✌️

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  • You are nothing but chemical reactions.

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  • this is awesome

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  • If above is true then what is point of life?? what is point of having consciousness?whats the point of anything?? even cells are made of "atoms" and "atoms" as "individuals substances" don't have life/consciousness. Basically if living things are made up of dead things, what is life, what am I?? what are you??. What is the point of existence??.

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    • @Huỳnh Hải We cannot create our self's, even our children will have different consciousness then us. We are not looking into something..... or we are trying to avoid a certain possibility, Energy neither can be created nor lost, it transformers form one form to another. A consciousness build from several experiences, my perspective will be different from yours and yours form mine. So my consciousness is different from your's. you exist in a universe where your "center of your universe" and I where "I center of my universe'. Your are like an molecule so am I, when we interact we create we evolve a new taught, which influences your consciousness and mine in a way it impacts every around us. We all leave information, but for whom and for what??. we die but the information remains in the universe till it exist it means we truly have never left existing.

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    • The purpose of life is to make more life. The point? There’s no point but ones we create for ourselves. It’s a waste of time to question the meaning of existence, because there is no meaning but ones you have created yourself.

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  • I feel like the slinky is gonna stop soon.......

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  • How can somebody not like this? .O.

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  • learnt more from this channel than I did from my college

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  • NANI?

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  • title: Why are you alive me: good question

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  • You filthy weebs I love it

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  • I wonder how many takes the narrator did for that single line

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  • cells at work spoilers

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  • If energy is never lost, are we all dead or are we all alive? What is life? 🐥🐥 What if im eaten by a lion? all my atoms are now being part of the lion.. So where is the line of life and death for me?

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    • You die when your brain has ceased all activity.

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  • “that’s by far the greatest anime betrayal in history” I DID NOT EXPECT THAT

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  • Why do we have to keep the slinking going? after all is to make ourselves happy I guess but it still pointless once u die all u have done is gone no one remember u it's by definition existential error so I hope everyone is keep themselves busy and most meaningfully their heads up✌️

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  • that wilhelm scream at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="150">2:30</a> 😂😂

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  • Nurses: Wait, everyone doesn't already know this entire video's information? 😕 Many people: Interesting!

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  • You know, I've been asking myself the same thing.

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="310">5:10</a> 😂😂😂😂

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  • Im so used to this channel being straight forward and when he said "anime betrayal" he completely caught me off guard.

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    • Very good video!!

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  • Wow. A Kurzgesagt video didn't make me depressed for once. Times really are changing

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    • Omae wa mo shindeiru "epic reference"

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  • THE FIRST POWERHOUSE OF THE CELL!!!!! OMG

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  • Is it possible to super photosynthesis? Like take a plant in a heat resistant box thatd bathing in co2 and water, and speed up its growth?

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="240">4:00</a> I can't help but thinking *THE SUN IS A DEADLY LAZER*

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    • Not anymore, there's a blanket 😂😂

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  • How do we know it was just one cell that is all our ancestors? Is it possible that it actually was multiple cells at the same time?

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  • I just want to point out that there's nothing *inherently* special about life, complex as it may seem. We just happened to be one of the few planets where such a reaction occurred to evolve into life as it is. There may have been other forms of life, but they died out because of limited changeability.

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  • "The universe wants you to reach the top" Define "top"

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    • The part of the escelator at which you would have the highest potential gravitational energy

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    • The most powerful

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  • Conciousness is just your brain.

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  • Well that is depressing on the cosmic scale we are already dead and just don't know it or maybe we do and just keep fighting it to stick it to the universe. With the size of the universe being infinite and us being very finite maybe we don't exist at all.

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  • Finally after watching my atheism disbelieving of God Get 100%

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  • Mr duck I don't feel good

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="302">5:02</a> made me laugh so hard.

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="303">5:03</a> highlight of the vid

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  • Good stuff.

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  • Omae wa mo shindeiru "epic reference"

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  • Very good video!!

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  • No

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="10">0:10</a> - How I dance when someone I find hot is looking at me.

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  • NANI????????

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    • Atp bomb

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  • Can we just talk about the fact that Steve Taylor said "anime betrayal" in this video?

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  • ah, the weebland just invaded kurzgesagt

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  • "All life is based on the cell" what about viruses?

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  • It is incorrect to say that "the set amount of energy in the universe will never change". The conservation of energy only holds locally, I special circumstances. It is not true at the universal scale.

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  • Why would anyone dislike Kurzgesagt´s videos?

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="685">11:25</a> how long is this duck in space? like 3-5 years?

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