September 8th, 2009 | researchmaterial
And while we’re on rhetorical television and while I’m watching stuff in the hope my head will clear enough to work…. here’s a clip from the great leviathan of British rhetorical television, Jacob Bronowski’s ASCENT OF MAN. And a great moment from the great teacher, discussing the real worth of science while standing at Auschwitz. He would have died about a year, eighteen months after shooting this scene.
He once wrote: “It has been one of the most destructive modern prejudices that art and science are different and somehow incompatible interests.”
The first few seconds are silent. Stick with it.