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The Genius of Charles Darwin

The Genius of Charles Darwin is a three-part television documentary written and presented by Richard Dawkins, explaining who Charles Darwin was, how he developed his theory of evolution, what it is, and why it matters. In the first episode Richard Dawkins explains the basic mechanisms of natural selection, and tells the story of how Charles Darwin developed his theory. In the second episode Richard Dawkins deals with some of the philosophical and social ramifications of the theory of evolution. In the third episode, Dawkins explains why Darwin's theory is one of history's most controversial ideas. (from wikipedia.org)

Episode 1 - Life, Darwin & Everything
Richard Dawkins explains the basic mechanisms of natural selection, and tells the story of how Charles Darwin developed his theory.

Episode 2 - The Fifth Ape
Richard Dawkins deals with some of the philosophical and social ramifications of the theory of evolution.

Episode 3 - God Strikes Back
Richard Dawkins explains why Darwin's theory is one of history's most controversial ideas. He discusses the opposition that evolution has experienced since it was first discovered.

The Uncut Interviews with Craig Venter
Richard Dawkins interviews Craig Venter for "The Genius of Charles Darwin".

The Uncut Interviews with Daniel Dennett
Richard Dawkins interviews Dan Dennett for "The Genius of Charles Darwin".

The Uncut Interviews with Steven Pinker
Richard Dawkins interviews Steven Pinker for "The Genius of Charles Darwin".

The Uncut Interviews with Peter Singer
Richard Dawkins interviews Peter Singer for "The Genius of Charles Darwin".


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