Thanks to Netflix, I've watched the first two epidodes of the 1972 documentary series Ascent of Man. I have to say I'm much impressed with the tone of reverence the creator of the series, Dr. Jacob Bronowski expresses for man's mind and his achievements. I expect I will encounter some philosophical points of disagreement with Dr. Bronowski but so far his approach to the subject matter is very inspiring. I have read the companion book to the series a while back but Dr. Bronowski's presentation makes the series far superior. I will continue to watch episodes in the series and comment on them as appropriate.