Ascent of Man: Long Childhood (1974)

Genres - Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Biological Sciences, Morality & Values, Physical Sciences  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |  
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Author Jacob Bronowski questions the pros and cons of living in a scientific world in the final episode of his 13-part series Ascent of Man. Man's brief evolution has been characterized by various levels of interest in self-knowledge. Bronowski profiles the changing social limitations of science and how it affects the growing mind. He ultimately believes that scientific education is necessary but dangerous if given no moral context. Finally, he summarizes man's progress thus far and theorizes on the future of a quickly evolving population.

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ethics, science, scientific-research