In this episode a new set of volunteers take on some more extraordinary tasks. They begin with a crazy Rube Goldberg chain reaction machine, and from there the realizations come thick and fast. Self-assembling machines, light-up bacteria and the world’s first physical demonstration of evolution in action conspire to totally revolutionize their view of life. We discover not only that our bodies are machines of incredible complexity, but how they came to exist and how long it took for our lives to come about. Along the way the show also explains how the great geniuses of history made their breakthroughs about life and how we came to understand not just who we are but the processes that produced us.
Genius by Stephen Hawking. Episode 5, What Are We?.
PBS, 2016.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Originally produced by PBS in 2016.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bowie, Ben, film director.; Riddick, Iain, film director.; Sayers, Jane, film director.; Ridout, Lucie, film director.; Hawking, Stephen, actor.
PBS (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst