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The Immortals

Life changed when our ancestors learned how to shape their environment by domesticating wild plants and animals, cultivating land and making the transition from hunter-gatherers to agriculture.

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Life itself sends its own messages across billions of years. It is written within us, in our DNA. But will we survive the damage caused by our global civilization? Neil shares a hopeful vision of what our future could be if we take our scientific knowledge to heart.