The Evolution of Darwin (1983)

Film details

  • Featuring

    John Maddox

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1983

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

A series of six programmes, available on three cassettes, consisting of lectures , to mark the centenary of Darwin,s death, which were recorded at the Linnean So ciety in London. Individual programme details are as follows: no. 1:Prof. Sir Andrew F. Huxley introduces the history of Charles Darwin's work which led to the publication of his theories on evoluti on; no. 2: Prof. John Maynard Smith explains the fundamental theory behind evolution on a molecular level, showing t hat recent advances in science fit Darwin's theory; no. 3: Dr. John Dawkins desc ribes the living organism as a survival machine for the genes which build it: no. 4: Prof. Ernst Mayr attempts to determine whether the theories of Darwin have been adapted in any way to acco mmodate recent research findings; no. 5: Luther Sutherland, a creationist, argues that gaps in the fossil record do no t allow science to support theories of evolution; no. 6 is a discussion programm e in which audience and speaker debate topics raised in previous lectures

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