For all that Darwin contributed to our understanding of the biological world, he was haunted by one vexing question: How does the incremental process of evolution suddenly produce, say, humans—animals who walk upright, communicate through language, and possess the brainpower to travel to the moon? In this program, some of the world’s leading thinkers in anthropology, linguistics, biology, and philosophy tackle this conundrum.
This program opened with an excerpt from the hit show “Robot,” from choreographer/filmmaker Blanca Li.
This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.
Lightbulb Photograph: Jon Smith