The Day the Universe Changed | 1986
A ten-part series about the history of science in the West from ancient to modern times. James Burke, the series creator and host, traces the discoveries that have fundamentally transformed man's understanding of the world around him and the universe he inhabits. The premise of the series states that people make descisions based on the knowledge available at the time. When knowledge changes, people adjust their attitudes and prejudices accordingly, and in each successive age society defends what it "knows" against what it considers ignorant and barbaric. Simply, when what we know changes, what we are changes.