Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.
Every sentence ends with them. Three of them in a row are called an ellipsis, but one atop another is a colon. They are the working stiffs of mathematics and the soul of computer programming. They are dots, plain and simple, and without them the modern world would cease to function. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with writers ALEXANDER HUMEZ and NICHOLAS HUMEZ about their crazily entertaining and always surprising history ON THE DOT: THE SPECK THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.