BBC’s “What Darwin Didn’t Know” (in 12 parts)

From BBC:

Documentary which tells the story of evolution theory since Darwin postulated it in 1859 in ‘On the Origin of Species’.

The theory of evolution by natural selection is now scientific orthodoxy, but when it was unveiled it caused a storm of controversy, from fellow scientists as well as religious people. They criticised it for being short on evidence and long on assertion and Darwin, being the honest scientist that he was, agreed with them. He knew that his theory was riddled with ‘difficulties’, but he entrusted future generations to complete his work and prove the essential truth of his vision, which is what scientists have been doing for the past 150 years.

Evolutionary biologist Professor Armand Marie Leroi charts the scientific endeavour that brought about the triumphant renaissance of Darwin’s theory. He argues that, with the new science of evolutionary developmental biology (evo devo), it may be possible to take that theory to a new level – to do more than explain what has evolved in the past, and start to predict what might evolve in the future.

2 thoughts on “BBC’s “What Darwin Didn’t Know” (in 12 parts)

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  2. Could you please tell ne how I can find out when the documentary “what darwin didn’t know” will be re screened in New Zealand please? Barry Dick (Teacher Otumoetai College Tauranga New Zealand

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