Jacob Bronowski

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.

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    No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
    Jacob Bronowski (1908–1974)

    Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.
    Jacob Bronowski (1908–1974)

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about bombs or the intelligence quotients of one race as against another ... if a man is a scientist, like me, he’ll always say ‘Publish and be damned.’
    Jacob Bronowski (1908–1974)

    Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man.
    Jacob Bronowski (1908–1974)

    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)