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Jacob Bronowski
1908 - 1974

English historian, mathematician. Bronowski is best remembered as the writer and narrator of the television series The Ascent of Man (1973). Author of The Common Sense of Science (1951), The Identity of Man (1965), and other works.


Ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.

1973 - from The Ascent of Man
Every animal leaves traces of what he was; man alone leaves traces of what he created.

1973 - from The Ascent of Man
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.

1971 - from Encounter