Group 18 – Exploring the Phylogenetic Roots of Lethal Violence in Humans


  1. Jose-Maria Gomez, Miguel Verdu, Adela Gonzalez-Megias, Marcos Mendez. 2016. The phylogenetic roots of human lethal violence. Nature 538: 233-237 doi:10.1038/nature19758
  2. Raymond C. Kelly. 2005. The evolution of lethal intergroup violence. PNAS volume 102 issue 43: 15294-15298.
  3. Jung Choi. What is evolution?
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73 Responses to Group 18 – Exploring the Phylogenetic Roots of Lethal Violence in Humans

  1. Black Natalie says:

    I enjoyed the group acting like researchers and the span across Tech Green. Very entertaining “one death later.” All of the aspects of the video contributed to the argument of the research topic and helped me understand the issue through acting out and illustrations. Wow. Just love the acting. Nice depictions. Good video. Congrats. Clear connections to the course topics.

  2. Mavris Sophia says:

    I really like how your video included actual footage instead of the average drawings. One thing to note, it is a little difficult to understand the speaker (volume too low compared to the music volume). I like how your figures are made within the video instead of just posting a still. Nice!

  3. Whitehead Jarah says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed watching this video! I like how it had real footage of Tech’s campus and of you guys in lab coats. I also liked the music in the background. Nice job!

  4. Berry Savannah says:

    Not always a clear connection between what the video is showing and what is being said. Music is good, and the video is overall good.

  5. Kern Ryan says:

    This Study does not take into account that people are always inventing new and better ways to kill people, so the energy needed for lethal violence has dropped like a rock.

  6. Stubbs Isabella says:

    The addition of views of Georgia Tech and examples of humans fighting was a nice touch and made the topic seem more relevant. Because of the lighting, it was hard to see what was being written on the whiteboard in certain scenes (if its purpose was to see it). The consistency of the narrator and mild music was good too as the steady audio kept my focus.

  7. Calhoun Ciandra says:

    I really enjoyed this video; it was unique and was not like any other video that I watched. First off, I enjoyed that a background music track looped throughout the entire video. Not only that, but I enjoyed the live video of Tech Green and its human inhabitants, actual acting by group members, and the clear voiceover. Having entertaining visuals and aspects to draw connections with, made retaining the information presented easier.

  8. Elisabet Ruiz-Torres says:

    The background music was pleasant and did not distract from the speaker. The panoramic video across Tech Green was also really cool. The illustrations used made sense and were simple to understand. The acting made the video entertaining to watch and helped to keep me interested in the information.

  9. Nava Eduardo says:

    This video was actually so dope! The study was really cool and perfectly explained with great acting and a good tone was created by the upbeat music. I loved it

  10. Andrew Matson says:

    I loved the acting and the video of students on Tech Green. Made the video very entertaining, and the connections to evolution were very clear. Great video, and very interesting!

  11. Adithi Anil says:

    The video was a little difficult to follow due to the low volume for voice and high volume for music, which was a little distracting. While some of the scenes were amusing to keep in the video, I’m not sure if they were all relevant to explaining the experiment.

  12. Kyzer Amelia says:

    very entertaining way to explain the project. way to go outside of the box and combine drawings and actual footage. good job and good take on explaining the project.

  13. Murray Hannah says:

    Overall I really enjoyed this video! I loved how Tech’s own campus was incorporated as this helps me understand how this topic can relate to me. However, the background music was a little loud at times and made it difficult for me to understand the person that was speaking.

  14. Bakare Oladipo says:

    As casual as the video was, it was unique and interesting to watch. The narration was accompanied by appropriate demonstration that helped to understand the topic being discussed.

  15. Xie Jingwei says:

    I really like how you guys acted some concepts out and shot scenes from the campus! The background music could be a little quieter to make the voiceover clearer. Overall easy to understand and fun!

  16. Robang Alicia says:

    Music was distracting, and the transitions in audio clips were also something that could’ve been improved. However, the acting was really good! Figures made were easy to understand and relevant. The study was discussed really well and the significance of the study was also well explained.

  17. Phillips Haley says:

    I thought this video and the topic itself was very interesting. I think the topic was related well to things we have learned about in class and enjoyed the use of live video of people in the beginning of the video.

  18. Broderick Kirby says:

    The visuals were great, and funny, and the background music was interesting. Enunciation wasn’t the best though.

  19. Patel Krishna says:

    The background music needed to be a little lower sometimes it was hard to hear the voice audio. The “one death later” part was funny and cute. Also, I like the scenes of tech green, and you guys wearing lab coats. Overall, the video was great, entertaining, and informative! Nice job!

  20. Zou Qing says:

    It is unique and interesting. I live the idea that as a group to research on campus. However, the audio has noise sometimes and it can be adjusted. Overall, it is a really good video!

  21. Satapathy Aparajita says:

    I liked how this video incorporated scenes around campus and related it back to the study. The narrative was a bit unclear at certain places, but overall good job!

  22. Patel Tilak says:

    Awesome video. Very engaging and funny. The light-heartedness made the video more interesting. The information was clear and concise and the video was put together well. Good job!

  23. Kaparos Efiyenia says:

    I really enjoyed how this group took a different approach in creating their video. The content was well explained, but it was hard to hear the speaker at times.

  24. Aldrete Carlos says:

    I was actually happy when I found this video. It stood out from all of the whiteboard videos everyone else did. The music and casual feel to this video added a lot to the simple learning aesthetic. Great job.

  25. Delgrego Megan says:

    I really like how the group had actors to demonstrate the topics they described. The visuals and the redrawings of the groups were effective and the topic was clearly described. I wish the audio of the speaker was a little louder at times, but otherwise great video.

  26. White Samantha says:

    This group had a really strong opener with the scenes from GT campus making it very entertaining to watch. However, some scenes didn’t seem to match with the voiceover, but other than that great job.

  27. Bhakhri Arohi says:

    This video was really fun to watch and I like the format in which the information from your research paper was presented. Super well done and watchable video. I would make the music ever so slightly quieter to make the voice over the main focus. Overall a really good video and I learned a lot.

  28. Carroll Resa says:

    What an entertaining yet informative way to show the information found in the original article. I think y’all did a great job organizing the video, and acting out parts relevant to the narration. The background music helped everything to flow well, and the incorporation of Tech’s campus was a nice touch. Overall, a very informative video!

  29. Kang Jenifer says:

    The video was entertaining and easy to watch. The audio was hard to hear at times because the music was too loud. I liked how the video included clips of Tech. The information was clearly showed with examples in the video. The connection was not always clear. Overall great video.

  30. mcw0805 says:

    I really enjoyed the video! You guys definitely did a good job with the humor and acting out. In the beginning though, what was written on the board was quite blurry.

  31. Newville Grace says:

    The first few minutes were extremely boring. I did not think the video showing Tech green at the beginning was relevant and made it hard to pay attention to the person speaking which was already fairly hard to hear. The video contained good information, but this information was not portrayed well in the visual aspects of this video at all. The real time drawing of the figures was good though.

  32. Warren Tyler says:

    Good video! I liked using footage of people for a summary of a paper that is about human interactions. The graphs were good, but maybe some more visuals would help drive your point all the way home. The audio was a little hard to hear at parts. You made a good connection to course material when talking about evolution.

  33. Punyarthi Sayali says:

    Using Tech’s campus and different shots definitely made the video more appealing and helped student focus on the topic.

  34. Muenchen Alexandrea says:

    I really liked this video because it was so unique compared to the rest of the ones I’ve watched. Having footage of Tech made it seem professional, but it was hard to follow what you were saying sometimes since we didn’t have a visual of it. The music was a good addition, but was louder than the narrator which was distracting. Overall, good job.

  35. Watson Kimberly says:

    First off, the music is a really fun tune and sets the video up nicely. I really like that at the beginning of your video you introduced your topic by showing humans interacting. All your figures were very informative and described the information being shared well.

  36. Hebert Mason says:

    Very funny to watch the people at the beginning of the video! However, the narrators voice was often drowned out by the music, but the video was very informative.

  37. O'brien-Russell Charlotte says:

    Sometimes it was hard to follow the video as there were no words, only narrative. The music was good but sometimes drowned out the narrators voice. However, the video was very entertaining and was very humorous at times. The graphs clearly showed the results of the experiment which was good.

  38. Reeves Olivia says:

    This video was pretty interesting and definitely unique, but it was extremely hard to hear the narrator at times and sometimes the video didn’t match the audio at all – it might have been good to add some diagrams or drawings at some times.

  39. Wilson Emma says:

    I really enjoyed the video! It was very entertaining how everyone was acting like researchers at Tech. It also gave good background information and was very easy to understand. Awesome job!

  40. Lever Alice says:

    This was a very well made video! The concept of using real people and tech’s campus was very unique and I liked how the way you presented the study referenced things learned in the evolution module.

  41. Smith Jaeiza says:

    I thought that using raw footage was a great idea. I think that your charts were very informative in explaining the concepts of the paper. I only wish that your volume was a little louder than the background music.

  42. Higgins Lisa says:

    This video was engaging and I enjoyed the use of actual people in this video rather than drawings or pictures. I felt as though some of the visuals did not match the audio (at the 1 minute mark). The audio could have been slightly louder but overall great video and I enjoyed how you brought Tech into the video as well!

  43. Vear Isabella says:

    This video was fantastic! I like the footage vs drawn illustrations it was different than most I’ve seen and the topic itself was super intriguing. The audio was very good and It made all of the information very clear to the listener. Overall Fantastic job! ( i thought the small acting bits over food and what not were really funny)

  44. Megan says:

    While I really liked the music in the background, it should have been a little quieter so the voiceover was more easily understood. Your group did a nice job of explaining the study in terms that could be understood, but a little more detail on how the study was conducted may have been helpful to establish more credibility and go into greater detail as far as the actual science behind it. I liked the humor that was incorporated throughout (the banana scene especially), but at times the “actors” in your group were clearly laughing or looking at the camera. It could have been a little more convincing, but for the scope of this assignment, it really didn’t detract much.

  45. Bresch Troy says:

    It was really cool to see the video be more interactive than the other ones. The actors in this video were pretty good and still managed to give in-depth information on their topic. The background music was nice, and there were some funny jokes in the video as well.

  46. Stratton Lauren says:

    I really enjoyed this video! The beginning view of humans outside was a very good start, and then it got a little boring in the middle but then super interesting again. The information was displayed very well, and it was explained well with definitions. I liked the background music, but it also could have used some change instead of the same repetitive tune.

  47. Mihalko Robert says:

    I found that the visuals in the video did not always go well with the audio. The visuals were very engaging and interesting, but the narration appeared very monotone and softer than the background music sometimes.

  48. Bhayana Shivika says:

    I like the acting but I don’t know if it is relevant to your topic. The visuals on the whiteboard were hard to see sometimes. The topic is interesting though and you all explained it well!

  49. Cho Ha says:

    I enjoyed watching the video! I think it was interesting and informational. The background information you presented was really helpful in understanding what the research was about, and overall it was well-made and fun to watch!

  50. Courtney Queen says:

    The video was enjoyable and especially unique because it included actual footage instead of drawings. The visuals didn’t always fit just right with the audio, but the topic was interesting and the group did a nice job of explaining it.

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