Darwin’s Dangerous Idea

Oct 17, 2023 | Science, Videos

Charles Darwin’s revolutionary theory of evolution by natural selection turned the world of science upside down, and its far-reaching implications have been felt in almost every corner of our society. Over the past 150 years, Darwin’s ideas have challenged our belief in a higher power, undermined religious authority, and provided us with new ways of looking at the origins of human morality.

Now, Andrew Marr’s three-part documentary series takes a deep dive into how this groundbreaking theory has shaped our understanding of what it means to be human. In the first episode, viewers will discover something surprising about their own evolutionary history. In subsequent episodes, the exploration will move into other areas including the political and social implications of Darwin’s theories.

Under the banner of Survival of the Fittest, his theories have been used to justify imperial expansion and oppression of indigenous peoples; they’ve informed science on eugenics; and they were even used in Nazi Germany to support their plans for an Aryan master race. The conclusion looks towards a brighter future for all life on earth – one that is based on preserving biodiversity through Charles Darwin’s powerful insights into ecological connections.

This fascinating journey through time is not to be missed! Join Andrew Marr as he delves deep into Charles Darwin’s legacy and discovers how his dangerous idea may yet save us from extinction. Through stunning visuals and interviews with experts in the field, this remarkable series offers a unique perspective on one man’s radical contribution to science that continues to reverberate throughout history.

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