Let This Short Animation on the Evolution of the Human Lifespan Blow Your Mind

(via) The Pursuit of Wonder gets deep about the human lifespan and our weirdly individual and philosophical understanding of it. “Caught in the middle of the present and the future; the finite and infinite, it is a difficult balance this species must strive.”

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