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Published on Nov 1, 2016
Unlike other elements like water and earth, fire is not itself a substance -- it’s a reaction. Yet it’s one that’s integral to humanity’s survival. In this thought-provoking talk, fire historian Stephen Pyne examines our past relationship to fire -- and considers our future connection to the flame.
TEDArchive presents previously unpublished talks from TED conferences. Enjoy this unedited talk by Stephen Pyne. Filmed at TED in 2015.