Recently, Public Broadcasting presented a Nova three part documentary entitled, Becoming Human. The three episodes were dedicated to unraveling the formation of our human species. Not only was this three part documentary enlightening, it also made me wonder about our ontological needs, and how we, as a society, might have disrupted our deeper longing to the detriment of daily living.

In part II, we were told of a great discovery by Tim White and Richard Leakey who in 1984 found a complete 5′ 3″ skeleton of an 8 year old hominid they named Turkana Boy who lived 1.5 million years ago. Due to the wholeness of the skeleton, scientists were able to learn much more about our brain development and the social development of our early ancestors. Read More »