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Dr. Lee Berger with hominid fossils

A Scholar, the Wiseman, and a Hominid Named “Lucy”

It wasn’t until my visit to the Olduvai Gorge in the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania that I fully understood where humans really came from and began to contemplate the two remaining questions in the famous three-part phrase: “Who are we? Where did we come from? And where are we going?” We are ‘the wise […]

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Seeing in the Dark in a Hut in Tanzania

Can Humans See In The Dark?

Did you know that humans are 100% capable of seeing in absolute blackness?  All it takes is a few moments for your eyes to adjust. I learned this fun fact in small hut in Tanzania, where I walked into the front space of a three compartment home and felt for a seat.  There was no […]

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Passage from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

“Then they began to climb and they were going to the East it seemed, and then it darkened and they were in a storm, the rain so thick it seemed like flying through a waterfall, and then they were out and Compie turned his head and grinned and pointed and there, ahead, all he could […]

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