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Worshipping Waterfalls: The Evolution of Belief
Jane Goodall has seen wild chimpanzees dance and bristle with excitement around roaring waterfalls and she thinks its an experience of awe and wonder and possibly a precursor to animistic religion. But can we ever know why our ancient human ancestors developed spiritual beliefs? Can evolutionary science uncover the roots of religion? At some point our ancestors went from admiring waterfalls to worshipping them - and all kinds of spirits and gods. They developed sacred rituals and turned stones into totems. And then came the Battle of the Gods.

Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 2:00am

Something's bubbling in American kitchens: a resurgence of interest in cultured and fermented foods. Fermentation revivalists share a slow food philosophy, a DIY approach to foodcraft, and a deep interest in the health of the American gut. Today, we explore fermentation culture in food, technology, art and science.

Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 3:00am

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