Thursday, February 21, 2008

Journey of Man

Our Public Broadcasting Stations (PBS) had a program from 2003 called “Journey of Man” listed tonight from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.. Here’s how they described it: Geneticist Spencer Wells follows a DNA trail around the world and back some 50,000 years to tell "the story of your family and how they conquered the earth." It sounded like it could be very interesting or deadly dull. Since there was nothing else competing for our attention (thanks in no small measure to the Writer’s Strike), we gave it a whirl. IT WAS AMAZING!!!

I think you know that I’m not a big fan of “caps-lock communication” (too much like screaming), but in this instance I must repeat: IT WAS AMAZING!!!

“Journey of Man” will be rebroadcast here in the U.S. over this weekend and into next week. Here are some useful links: where you can check your local listings.

A thoughtful National Geographic article which discusses the documentary and the attendant conflicts with other scientific theories. Plus you can view a photo gallery there.

One source for the DVD.

One source for the book.

“Journey of Man” was fascinating, thought provoking, inspiring and very moving.

My summary: We are all connected. We are all related. We are all family.


dancingmorganmouse said...

Did you read the news stories about the research that indicates that all blue-eyed people can trace themselves back to one single ancestor who threw up the blue-eyed mutation? That was pretty wow too.

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
Yes I did. It was very cool and as a blue eyed gal, I was especially interested!
- Lee