The Genius of Charles Darwin on Channel 4
TV to look out for; Richard Dawkins on Charles Darwin, Monday 4 August, 8pm, Channel 4.
As we approach the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s masterpiece, On The Origin Of Species, ethologist and writer Richard Dawkins presents the ultimate guide to Darwin and his revolutionary theory of evolution by natural selection. Dawkins considers this to be the most important idea to have ever occured to a human mind.
In this powerful three-part polemical series, Dawkins explains who Charles Darwin (pictured) was, how he developed his theory, what it is, and why it matters. He reveals how Darwin changed forever the way we see ourselves, the world and our place in it, and hopes to convince us that “evolution is a fact, backed by undeniable evidence”.
According to recent polls, four out of ten British people still believe in God as the creator of the universe and everything in it. As a scientist, and Britain’s best-known atheist, Dawkins believes that such people simply don’t know enough about the evidence for Darwin’s entirely natural explanation of life on Earth – evolution.