Jacob Bronowski


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Jacob Bronowski (18 January 1908 – 22 August 1974) was a Polish-Jewish British mathematician, biologist, historian of science, theatre author, poet and inventor. He is best remembered as the presenter and writer of the 1973 BBC television documentary series, The Ascent of Man, and the accompanying book. more »

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  • ''No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.''
    Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974), British scientist, author. Encounter (London, July 1971).
  • ''That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.''
    Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974), British scientist, author. The Ascent of Man, ch. 4 (1973).
  • ''Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.''
    Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974), British scientist, author. lecture, delivered Feb. 26, 1953, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "The Creative ...
  • The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fear...
    Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974), British scientist, author. Lecture, March 19, 1953, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "The Sense of Human Dignit...
  • ''Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved.''
    Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974), British scientist, author. Lecture, March 19, 1953, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "The Sense of Human Dignity," ...
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