This is a world run by specialists. Isn’t that what me mean by “scientific society”? No, it isn’t. A scientific society is one in which specialists can indeed do the things like making the electric light work, but it’s you, it’s I who have to know how nature works, how electricity is one of her expressions in the light and in my brain.

Jacob Bronowski

Born: January 18, 1908

Died: August 22, 1974 (Age 66)

Jacob Bronowski was a British mathematician and historian. He is best known for developing a humanistic approach to science, and as the presenter and writer of the thirteen-part 1973 BBC television documentary series, and accompanying book, The Ascent of Man, which led to his regard as one of the world's most celebrated intellectuals.

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