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Video: A Small Antelope Horn

Sitting by the fire with a nomadic tribe, a physicist ponders the many shapes of wisdom.

The Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli is a pioneer in the field of quantum gravity, and often thought of as one of the world’s foremost scientific thinkers. In this brief animation by James Siewert, which features narration from the Swazi-English actor Richard E Grant, Rovelli recalls communing with members of the Hadza tribe of northern Tanzania – one of the last hunter-gatherer societies on Earth. Sitting by the fire, thoughts of the peculiar trajectory of Homo sapiens and the many shapes of human wisdom flicker in his head, as he ponders the gaps, large and small, between his world and theirs.

Video by rubberband.

Animator: James Siewert

Website: Alexander

Text: Aeon

Running time: 2 minutes

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4 comments on “Video: A Small Antelope Horn

  1. allisonfine
    October 16, 2021

    Love this! Thank you.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Barbara Huntington
    October 16, 2021

    You find the best mind stimulators for morning blues

    Liked by 2 people

  3. melpacker
    October 16, 2021

    Brilliant in its simplicity and eventual complexity. Thanks for posting this.

    Liked by 3 people

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