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5,730.  Man is a singular creature.  He has certain gifts which make him unique among the animals.  (Evolution & Humanity)  Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man 1/13: Lower Than the Angels, BBC 1973

 

5,731.  Every landscape in the world is full of these exact and beautiful adaptations.  (Evolution & Nature & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,732.  But Nature, that is evolution, has not fitted man into any specific environment.  (Evolution & Humanity & Nature)  ibid.

 

5,733.  His imagination, his reason, his emotional subtlety and toughness make it possible for him not to accept the environment but to change it.  (Evolution & Humanity & Environment)  ibid.  

 

5,734.  I call that brilliant series of cultural peaks The Ascent of Man.  (Evolution & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,735.  It’s almost certain now that man first evolved in Africa near the Equator.  (Evolution & Humanity & Africa)  ibid.

 

5,736.  Grant’s gazelle: yet that lovely leap never took it out of the savanna.  (Evolution & Africa & Humanity)  ibid.

 

5,737.  Two million years ago the first certain ancestor of man walked with a foot which is almost indistinguishable from the foot of modern man.  (Evolution & Humanity)  ibid.

 

5,738.  The human being is a mosaic of animal and angel.  (Evolution & Humanity)  ibid.

 

5,739.  With that larger brain, the ancestors of man made two inventions ... stone tools ... social organisation.  (Evolution & Humanity & Brain)  ibid.

 

5,740.  The changes in homo erectus are substantial over a million years but they seem gradual.  (Evolution & Humanity)  ibid.

 

5,741.  He has what no other possesses: a jigsaw of faculties which alone over three thousand millions years of life make him creative.  (Evolution & Humanity)  ibid.

 

5,742.  Hunting requires conscious planning and organisation by means of language as well as special weapons.  (Evolution & Humanity & Language & Weapons & Hunt)  ibid.

 

5,743.  Man moved into the north just when the climate there was turning to ice.  (Evolution & Humanity & Ice Age)  ibid.

 

 

5,744.  The history of man is divided very unequally.  There is his biological evolution ... And then there is his cultural history.  (Evolution & Humanity)  Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man 2/13: The Harvest of the Seasons

 

5,745.  It’s usually called the agricultural revolution.  But I think it’s something much wider – the biological revolution.  (Evolution & Humanity & Agriculture)  ibid.

 

5,746.  It became necessary for man to settle.  (Evolution & Humanity & Agriculture)  ibid.

 

5,747.  Before 8,000 B.C. wheat was not the luxuriant plant it is today.  (Evolution & Wheat & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,748.  The Bible is a curious history: part folklore and part record.  History is of course written by the victors.  (Evolution & Bible & History & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,749.  Agriculture creates a technology from which all physics, all science, takes off.  (Evolution & Agriculture & Humanity)  ibid.

 

5,750.  The most powerful invention in all agriculture is of course the plough.  (Evolution & Agriculture & Humanity)  ibid.

 

5,751.  The wheel is found for the first time before 3,000 B.C. and from then on the wheel and the axle become the taproot from which invention grows.  (Evolution & Wheel & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,752.  How is it that the machine in its modern form now seems just a threat?  (Evolution & Machine & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,753.  War – organised war – is not a human instinct.  It is a highly planed and cooperative form of theft.  (Evolution & War & Theft & Humanity)  ibid.

 

5,754.  War, theft, is not a permanent state that can be maintained.  (Evolution & War & Theft & Humanity)  ibid.

 

 

5,755.  The Earth has existed for more than four thousand million years.  Through all this time it has been shaped and changed by two kinds of action: the hidden forces within the Earth ... And on the surface the erosion of snow and rain and storm and stream and ocean and sun and wind have carved out a natural architecture.  (Evolution & Earth & Humanity)  Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man 3/13: The Grain in the Stone

 

5,756.  Why did civilisation begin so much later in the new world than in the world?  (Evolution & Civilisation & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,757.  Sometimes the stone had a natural grain ... The notion of discovering an underlying structure in matter is man’s basic concept for exploring Nature.  (Evolution & Nature & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,758.  A city is stones and a city is people.  (Evolution & City & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,759.  At the heart of the terraced culture is the system of irrigation.  (Evolution & Agriculture & Humanity)  ibid.

 

5,760.  What is a city?  It is a community which lives on a base of agriculture.  (Evolution & City & Agriculture & Humanity)  ibid.

 

5,761.  The arch is an engineering invention.  (Evolution & Engineering & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,762.  They called themselves free masons as early as the fourteenth century.  (Evolution & Freemasons & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,763.  In one sense everything we discover is already there.  (Evolution & Discovery & Humanity)  ibid.

 

5,764.  The most powerful drive in the ascent of man is his pleasure in his own skill.  (Evolution & Humanity)  ibid.

 

 

5,765.  Sulphur and mercury are the two elements of which the alchemists thought the universe was composed.  (Evolution & Sulphur & Mercury & Alchemy & Universe & Humanity)  Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man 4/13: The Hidden Structure

 

5,766.  Physics is the knife that cuts into the grain of Nature.  (Evolution & Physics & Nature & Humanity)  ibid.

 

5,767.  Bronze becomes from this time onwards a material for all purposes: the plastic of its age.  (Evolution & Bronze & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,768.  By 1,000 B.C. steel is being made in India.  (Evolution & Steel & India & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,769.  Iron is a later discovery than copper because at every stage it needs more heat.  (Evolution & Iron & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,770.  The sword is the weapon of the samurai.  (Evolution & Sword & Weapon & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,771.  Gold is the universal prize in all countries, in all cultures, and in all ages.  (Evolution & Gold & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,772.  The first written reference we have to alchemy is just over two thousand years old and it comes from China.  (Evolution & Alchemy & China)  ibid.

 

5,773.  The belief of the ancients that all cures must come either from plants or from animals – a kind of vitalism.  Now the alchemists introduced minerals into medicine – salt for example.  (Evolution & Alchemy)  ibid.  

 

5,774.  The new scourge – syphilis.  To this day we don’t know where syphilis came from.  (Evolution & Disease & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,775.  Fire is the alchemist’s element.  (Evolution & Alchemy & Fire & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

5,776.  Fire is a process of transformation and change by which material elements are rejoined into new combinations.  (Evolution & Fire)  ibid.

 

 

5,777.  Arithmetic-like language begins in legend.  (Evolution & Mathematics & Numbers & Humanity)  Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man 5/13: Music of the Spheres

 

5,778.  Numbers are the language of Nature.  Pythagoras found a basic relation between music harmony and mathematics.  (Evolution & Mathematics & Numbers & Music & Humanity)  ibid.

 

5,779.  For a long time the astrolabe was the pocket watch and the slide rule of the world.  (Evolution & Measurement & Humanity)  ibid.  

 

 

5,780.  Easter Island ... The question about these statues is – why were they all made alike?  (Evolution & Civilisation & Easter Island & Humanity)  Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man 6/13: The Starry Messenger

 

5,781.  A civilisation which failed to take the first step on the ascent of rational knowledge.  (Evolution & Civilisation & Easter Island & Humanity)  ibid.

 

5,782.  Copernicus put the sun at the centre of the heavens.  (Evolution & Sun & Humanity)  ibid.  

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