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Human by Chance?

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Docu examines evolution, genetics, and what makes us human.

Movie NR 2020 51 minutes
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It's fascinating to realize that revolutionary research like this is happening every day, and it's capable of changing the way we think about evolution and humanity. Equally interesting is rolling around the idea that our evolution was a total coincidence, based on a random mutation. Related, this documentary requires a pretty big brain to understand, but its ideas are generally simplified enough for the layperson to process. It's a good reminder that science is always in motion, and it's our human curiosity that brings discoveries like this into the cultural consciousness.

Movie Details

  • On DVD or streaming: June 22, 2020
  • Studio: HBO Max
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Topics: STEM
  • Run time: 51 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • Last updated: May 31, 2023

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