I am watching Becoming Human: Last Human Standing on PBS’s Nova. I also watched the earlier two episodes in the series this morning: First Steps and Birth of Humanity. These shows are why I love PBS–insightful and enlightening programs that draw on amazing scientific discoveries. Specifically, this series demonstrates how we humans came to be the way we are. It employs archaeological evidence and fossil records to create the narrative of human evolution. It is well worth seeing.
Published by Jason W. Ellis
I am an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications. View more posts