The Ascent of Man (1974)

Genres - History, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Biological Sciences  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |  
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Author Jacob Bronowski explores the changing face of biology throughout modern history in Ascent of Man: Generation Upon Generation. Though it seems we all yearn to be the same, diversity is the key to evolution. Bronowski studies the work of Karl Marx as it relates to natural selection. He also profiles the groundbreaking ideas of Gregor Mendel on organic inheritance. From cloning to communism, discoveries in biology have greatly influenced popular society.

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biology, evolution, genetics, natural-selection