The theory of evolution by natural selection is now scientific orthodoxy, but when released it caused a storm of controversy, his fellow scientists and religious people.
Criticized it for being short and long-term evidence and the assertion of Darwin, being the honest scientist who was, according to them.
He knew that his theory was fraught with difficulties, but hoped future generations to complete their work and prove the essential truth of his vision, which is what scientists have been doing for the past 150 years.
The evolutionary biologist Armand Marie Leroi teacher letters of the scientific endeavor that brought the triumphant revival of Darwin’s theory.
He says that with the new science of evolutionary developmental biology (evo devo), may be possible to consider this theory to a new level – to do more to explain what has evolved in the past, and begin to predict what might into the future.
There is another documentary (PBS), on the same subject, entitled What Darwin did not know.