The Ascent of Man

The Ascent of Man: The Long Childhood. This episode is a summing up of the various strands of thought that have been developed during the series, investigating man's growing self-knowledge. Jacob Bronowski gives a discussion of the humanist Erasmus and the mathematician John von Neumann; a segment on the human brain. He pays a visit to Iceland and Ethiopia's Omo Valley, where the human race may have first begun.

Episode 13 - The Long Childhood

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Episode 01 - Lower Than the Angels
Episode 02 - The Harvest of the Seasons
Episode 03 - The Grain in the Stone
Episode 04 - The Hidden Structure
Episode 05 - Music of the Spheres
Episode 06 - The Starry Messenger
Episode 07 - The Majestic Clockwork
Episode 08 - The Drive for Power
Episode 09 - The Ladder of Creation
Episode 10 - World within World
Episode 11 - Knowledge or Certainty
Episode 12 - Generation upon Generation
Episode 13 - The Long Childhood