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Social Mechanics: Bonding, Gratitude and Karma (Earthlings 101, Episode 7)

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Published on Sep 23, 2012

Seventh episode of Earthlings 101, the crash course for alien visitors.

What is a greeting?
Why do earthlings greet each other?
What do words like "Please", "Thank you" or "Sorry" mean?
What is gratitude?
What is the trade of a beggar?
What is karma?
Why is international karma trade big business?
What is a sofa?
And why does the question "What is a sofa?" appear in the description of a video about social mecanics?

Links
- Concept, artwork and text by Martin Kuppe
- Music by OcularNebula (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/liste...)
- Speech synthesis by Ivona (http://www.ivona.com/en/)

Disclaimer
Please note that most things in these videos are either conclusions based on personal observation of earthlings, or ideas found in earthling literature. Although they seem pretty obvious to me, most of them are still to be scientifically proven. In terms of earthling science, those are hypotheses, not theories or facts.

Full episode text:
http://tinyurl.com/E101-EP07

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