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LIVE CHAT replay: David Suzuki and Dr. Niobe Thompson on human evolution

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Ancient climate research has revealed that human beings evolved during the most volatile era since the extinction of the dinosaurs. 

Just like the many other kinds of human who once shared our world, we should have died away. 

Instead, our species survived to populate every corner of the planet, against all the odds.

Why are we now alone, the last ape standing? How did we succeed among all the others, to become the planet's only global species, at home on all continents, in every climate, on land and at sea? 

The Great Human Odyssey, a three-part documentary series and interactive web documentary premiering Thursday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. E.T. on David Suzuki's The Nature of Things, explores these and other fascinating questions about the miracle of our species.

Replay our LIVE VIDEO CHAT in the window at the top of this post.

Joining us to discuss this spectacular story of human survival were two of the people who know it best: 



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