The Genius of Charles Darwin

The Genius of Charles Darwin

DVD - 2009
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Shaking Western culture to its very core after its publication 150 years ago, On the origin of species forced humans to rethink their place in the universe. In this lively three-part series, Darwin's passionate disciple, popular author and biologist Richard Dawkins examines evolution and its legacy, confronts Darwin's doubters head-on, and explains natural selection in clear, straightforward terms.
Publisher: Spring, MD : Acorn Media Group : Athena, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781598282993
Branch Call Number: DVD 576.82 G287 2009
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing


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Nov 20, 2018

Born (1809) in Shropshire, England - Charles Darwin was a brilliant biologist who firmly established that all species of life had descended over time from common ancestors.

In his scientific studies Darwin confirmed that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he defined as "natural selection".

Through stills and interviews - This intriguing, 139-minute presentation offers the curios viewer a well-rounded overview of all aspects of the life, the times, and the theories of Charles Darwin.

*Note* - In 1882 - Charles Darwin (73 at the time) died of heart failure.

Oct 24, 2018

This "Charles Darwin" documentary is a 2-disc set that looks closely at the private life, the public persona, and the monumental legacy of said English biologist/naturalist.

Born in 1809, Charles Darwin is unanimously considered to be the most influential and important figures in all of human history.

Hosted by biologist, Richard Dawkins - This intriguing and thought-provoking presentation also examines Darwin's theories on evolution and the order of natural selection.

Apr 29, 2013

Richard Dawkins. Enough said!

Jul 13, 2011

Oxford University once at the highest rank of most advanced thought and mind of mankind, has reached such a low ebb that is now spreading through its Professor Richard Dawkins, a narrow-minded materialistic-atheist view of the creation denying God and exalting Darwin. Indeed if after more than 30 years of education Dawkins denies God then we can safely go to Professor Cow who does the same without 30 years of education and hence is far superior to Professor Dawkins!

May 17, 2011

Richard Dawkins' fervor for the subject and obvious frustration with the lack of education available about the scientific facts so far established is evident throughout this series.. A real treat is to watch the extended interviews and see how long it takes before you start shouting at some of the people he interviews . I am still wondering though , why he wasn't willing to accept the possibilty that it was a higher being that initiated the existence of the origin of man.


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May 17, 2011

Author Richard Dawkins leads the interviews and events in this 2 dvd set ; all the while championing and trying to educate people about the 'Darwin' theory. The viewer's guide booklet enclosed is an excellent advisory to watching the film and creating your own opinions.
Episode 1: Life , Darwin & Everything.
Episode 2: The Fifth Ape
Episode 3: God Strikes Back


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