Movie Night - Richard Dawkins Explores "The Genius of Charles Darwin"

  • March 14, 2009 · 6:00 PM
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Since this event will be held in the home, we must limit the RSVPs to 15. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages to share!

The following is a description of the film, originally shown on British television:

In 1859, Charles Darwin published Origin of Species – and nothing would ever be the same again. Evolution by natural selection is probably the most powerful idea anyone ever had.
Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary scientist and bestselling author, takes us on a journey of discovery. How does evolution work? How do we know it’s true - and why do some people still deny it? As evolved creatures, do we have to be callous, selfish and immoral? Dawkins echoes Darwin’s emphatic "no."
In the course of his journey, Richard Dawkins visits a New York sperm bank and talks to the women about how they choose the genes of their children. He takes us to Lambeth Palace to visit the Archbishop of Canterbury - and to Kenya to visit that spectacularly well preserved fossil - the Turkana Boy. With its fascinating interviews, stunning photography and authoritative and good-humoured commentary, this series is a must for all who want to understand why we exist.

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  • Kevin

    Good movie, food and friends.

    March 16, 2009

  • Andy

    This was a great movie. I recommend that everyone watch it.

    March 15, 2009

  • Jack C.

    Richard Dawkins is brilliant. This documentary made the overwhelming case for evolution, profiled the tremendous contributions of Charles Darwin to science, and exposed the threats to science education in Britain and the U.S. The conversation between segments was great fun as well.

    March 14, 2009

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