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7698MIND'S BIG BANG, THEMIND'S BIG BANG, THE2001color56 minvhs (Evolution series, Part 6) Anatomically modern humans existed more than 100,000 years ago, but with crude technology, no art, and primitive social interaction. By 50,000 years ago, something had happened which triggered a creative, technological and social explosion--and humans came to dominate the planet. This was a pivotal point in our evolution, the time when the human mind truly emerged. Examines forces that may have contributed to the breakthrough, allowing us to prevail over other hominids, the Neanderthals, who co-existed with us for tens of thousands of years. Explores where this power of the mind may lead us, as the culture we create overtakes our own biological evolution (Closed-Captioned). [Letterboxed]