The Ascent of Man - Lower than the Angels

Inspired by the realization of our deep connection to each other through time and space as revealed by our understanding of evolutionary theory, mathematician Jacob Bronowski sets out in this wonderful and moving series of personal essays to explore the intellectual and scientific history of our species not only in abstract terms but as a crucial and visceral part of what it means to be human.

In this first episode, Bronowski searches for the origins of our species and why our evolution is so radically different from that of the rest of the animal kingdom.

Check out the rest of The Ascent of Man.
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