Exploring the Human Spark

Another expression of the human spark
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There are over a million species of animals on the Earth, but humans stand apart. We live on every continent, we’ve traveled to space, we study our past and we can imagine our future. Humans, as a species, are different.

But… why? What makes us an exception to other animals? It’s a collection of characteristics, perhaps, that manifest as something greater than the individual parts. It’s the spark of creativity, of curiosity and invention, the human spark.

TPT logo Major funding for The Human Spark is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation. Additional funding is provided by The Winston Foundation and the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/humanspark/

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