Saturday, September 12, 2009

Newsnight Review - Charles Darwin Special

"It is the single most explosive idea in history. Darwin's Theory of Evolution is almost as controversial today in some places as it was 150 years ago. We have an amazing panel to discuss the cultural legacy of On the Origin of Species in the light of a wealth of new artistic work - Richard Dawkins, whose new book champions evolutionary theory in the face of creationism, Margaret Atwood whose latest novel deals with the consequences of modern science, Ruth Padel who is a descendant of Darwin and bases many of her poems on his life and work, and one of our regular guests Reverend Richard Coles - who has been devouring Darwin all week with gusto."



1 comment:

  1. Love Newsnight! Darwin has also made an impact in social networking and has inspired the Darwin Facebook Group currently at over 250,000 strong with a goal to get to 1 million members.

    The Creation movie, NatGeo, and NCSE have partnered with the group and also The Darwin150 Project in cheering the 150th anniversary of “On the Origin of Species” with a series of events in Fall 2009 aimed at the general public.

    Our first free event (live at Harvard and via webcast and phone) is next Wed 9/16 with Professor Everett Mendelsohn.