Be Smart

Why are Human Babies So Helpless?

Season 8 Episode 3 | 8m 19s | Video has closed captioning.

Within an hour of a baby giraffe being born, it’s standing, walking, and nursing on its own. Human babies on the other hand? We’re born unable to move or eat on our own, we can’t communicate or fully sense our world, and we leak EVERYWHERE. If humans are so smart, why are our babies so… un-smart? You may think it’s all about head size, but the real science is more complex.

Aired: 03/06/20

Rating: NR


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