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Darwin’s Struggle The Evolution Of The Origin Of Species (BBC)

Please Subscribe To The WhyEvolutionIsTrue Youtube Channel. www.youtube.com BBC Documentary List: tinyurl.com Broadcast (2009) Documentary telling the little-known story of how Darwin came to write his great masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, a book which explains the wonderful variety of the natural world as emerging out of death and the struggle of life. In the twenty years he took to develop a brilliant idea into a revolutionary book, Darwin went through a personal struggle every bit as turbulent as that of the natural world he observed. Fortunately, he left us an extraordinary record of his brilliant insights, observations of nature, and touching expressions of love and affection for those around him. He also wrote frank accounts of family tragedies, physical illnesses and moments of self-doubt, as he laboured towards publication of the book that would change the way we see the world. The story is told with the benefit of Darwin’s secret notes and correspondence, enhanced by natural history filming, powerful imagery from the time and contributions from leading contemporary biographers and scientists.
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25 comments on “Darwin’s Struggle The Evolution Of The Origin Of Species (BBC)

  • WhyEvolutionIsTrue

    September 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm

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  • @nscangal “Because if aliens did it, how did the aliens come to be? Then you’re back to square one. ”
    Yeah that would still answer how it got to earth. To answer how it got on another planet would be something like abiogenesis, yet again. Maybe a bubble star made of lipids that we haven’t discovered. Ok, I’ll stop haha 🙂 I’m just entertaining the “from space” hypothesis, which actually has a little evidence (the complex chemicals found on asteroids)

  • @guydecervens Actually, Dawkins mentioned in his book the idea of alien ‘seeding’, but only to illustrate that it doesn’t solve anything any more than “magic man done it” does. Because if aliens did it, how did the aliens come to be? Then you’re back to square one.

  • @guydecervens
    I normally don’t comment on anything over 2 weeks, but I can’t stand when people make foolishly false claims that are absolutely untrue.

    Dawkins said, the only plausible possibility of an intelligent designer is intelligent life, not a super natural being.

    In 2009 a replicating molecule was found. Since then, many other findings have been made that strongly support natural chemical reaction based origins.

  • Evolution is a lie…without a doubt…

    Psalm 14:1
    The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.

  • I live in the United States and yes there are some very intellectually backward people here. There are a number of large religious groups and individuals, largely in rural parts of the country that would kill you for expounding these theories. There are a number of High school science teachers in the South who’ve had their lives threatened not for a class on evolution but simply for saying this man’s name in their classroom.

  • @mlmxl1674 I like Darwin though I no longer have a mustache.

  • @mlmxl1674 what the hell does that have to do with it?

  • I like Darwin though I am black.

  • @MrMathdamours yes unfortunately. We here in America like to refer to them as idiots

  • Is it true some people in the USA think evolution is false?

  • Darwin is someone every Britain should be especially proud of..A great man!


    September 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    @luccaskunk Darwin also delayed because he knew that his theory had some problems which is critics would surely use agaisnt him. The 3 main scientific objections to Darwin’s theory in the Victorian period were 1) the earth was estimated to be no more than a few million years old, 2) the widespread acceptance of the ‘Blending Theory of Inheritance’ and lastly 3) the lack of transitional fossils available. Of course since then all 3 of these problems have been solved.

  • Except you all don’t know what the actual origin of the species was, do you? It was aliens that planted the seeds here according to Richard Dawkins and his mates. Lol! Little Green Men. You morons!

  • @luccaskunk I don’t dispute that. My point was not to say that Victorian Britain was more civilized and accepting of rationality than every place on earth today – only that it was more civilized and accepting of rationality than SOME places that exist today, 150 years later. Also, you need to remember that modern-day New York City and Beijing have already been acquainted with Darwin’s theory. It’s far harder the first time. At any rate, Darwin wasn’t a Galileo. He got more respect in life.

  • One of the remarkable facts about Darwin was that his way of thinking was extremely modern. Galilei and Copernicus acknowledged that Earth is not the center of the universe and Darwin acknowleged that man is not the center of nature.

    One of the differences between Da Vinci and Michelangelo: Michelangelo saw nature as an enemy that had to be overcome whereas Da Vinci worshipped nature. Michelangelo was still a genius but I guess that’s why Da Vinci is often presented as the Renaissance man.

  • One unevolved under-developed primate voted on this video.

  • @S24995 people would just change the channel and complain to the network

  • @Rationalific Darwin was afraid of the reaction of Victorian Britain. He delayed publishing it for a very long time for fear of making people extremely angry. So I really wouldn’t be painting Victorian period Britain in a more civilized light than modern Britain… You are certainly right about modern Alabama or Pakistan, but if he had been in 2011 New York City or 2011 Beijing the reaction would likely have been better than the reaction he had…

  • @metalsusa1 Very well put!

  • AtheistinFundyLand

    September 17, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    @Rationalific Alas! America is a cauldron of ignorance when it comes to evolution. Due to my fascination with fossils (I make fossil jewelry), I often come face to face with such ignorance. It’s nauseating. 🙁

  • Beautiful documentary. Let us hope that the human species in then near future, can view the wonders of nature just like Daerwin did.

  • @metalsusa1

    An unfortunate truth indeed.

  • I kind of agree with Seduic (SP?). There have been many, many times when I have wanted to rip a woman’s clothing off… granted I think most woman look better without clothing than with rich fancy clothing… actually I find hospital scrubs sexy. Show me a girl with green eyes wearing a set of scrubs, and I melt like butter… what was I saying?

  • And yet today we have the religious folk continuing to attack Darwin’s ideas with a fervor. Their main reasons for viciously attacking evolution is simple, if common descent is correct, then Adam and Eve weren’t the first humans. If they didn’t cause the fall of man then there is no reason for man’s sin to be atoned for, and if that’s true, then Jesus died for not. In their minds failure is not an option and since they don’t have evidence to show their position, deception and attack will work!

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