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Human Spark

THE HUMAN SPARK explores one central question: what makes humans unique? Three and a half billion years of evolution have produced uncountable billions of living species. But only one -- humans -- can think in symbols; recombine those symbols into infinite meanings; invent a technology to disseminate the message; worry how others might react to it; ponder the past; speculate about the future; and imagine the unknown. This three-part series is hosted by actor, author and science buff Alan Alda. He travels the world and speaks to a wide variety of experts who share their original thoughts about our most . . .

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Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 - 6:00 AM    "So Human, So Chimp" Alan Alda joins researchers studying chimpanzees, the human's closest living relative. The researchers seek to learn what the species share and what new skills humans have evolved. He observes results that show the human skill to reason about things that cannot be seen or heard unaided, especially the content of others' minds, and to employ this skill in the collaborative enterprise humans call civilization. Part 2 of 3 G
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Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 - 6:00 AM "So Human, So Chimp" (WORLD)
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Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 - 12:00 PM "So Human, So Chimp" (WORLD)
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Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 - 10:00 PM "So Human, So Chimp" (WORLD)
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Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 - 6:00 AM "Brain Matters" (WORLD)
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Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 - 12:00 PM "Brain Matters" (WORLD)
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Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 - 5:00 PM "Brain Matters" (WORLD)
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Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 - 10:00 PM "Brain Matters" (WORLD)
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