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Zoologist-turned-science writer Matt Ridley speaking from Oxford presents ’How ideas have sex’, how they join and recombine to form new creations.

If the title isn’t enough to draw you, try this sound bite: ’Homo erectus made the same tools for 30,000 generations.’

You’ve got to think about that.

More-or-less the same design for around a million years.

(The sheer monotony of it!)

Here’s the video, enjoy it:

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