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British Empire (03:51)


Imagine if the world was divided between creationists and evolutionists. Three landmark events occurred to spread the theory of evolution: Charles Darwin's childhood, travels on the Beagle, and publishes "The Origin of the Species." In the 19th century, the industrial revolution promotes innovation.

Memory of Humanity (03:22)

Learn how ancient inventions led to modern innovations. Darwin is more interested in learning about the natural world experientially than by accumulating knowledge through traditional education models. His father insists that he enter the church.

Birth of Evolution Theory (05:08)

If a student does poorly in school it may be due to a different way of learning. Darwin excelled because of his thirst for knowledge in multi-disciplines. The volunteer naturalist travels on the Beagle to explore the countryside of South and Central America; the Captain of Beagle determines that Darwin lacks determination and almost fires him.

Turning Point in History (04:29)

If the Captain of the Beagle refused Darwin admittance, Darwin would have never developed Evolutionary Theory. The Beagle returns home and Darwin is a celebrity. The father of evolutionary theory publishes "On the Origin of the Species" after checking his results.

Controversy Occurs (03:54)

Christians argue that the theory of evolution disputes the Bible and Genesis. Socrates was executed for his radical ideas. Darwin reacts to criticisms by addressing concerns in subsequent additions.

Progress of Ideas (04:35)

The war of ideas begins between evolutionists and creationists. When the Mongols sacked Baghdad they destroyed a million manuscripts.

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Darwin Discovers the World

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England, 14th century. Charles Darwin has a difficult time studying medicine; he is revolted by the inhumanity of the teaching he receives and feels out of place. He dreams of devoting himself to his passion: natural history, to which he dedicates all his spare time. However, reports of his thirst for discovery reach the ears of his father, who tries to persuade him to become a clergyman. Darwin’s uncle, on the other hand, advises him to take a break. A Royal Navy ship, the Beagle, is about to sail to chart the coasts of South America. Why not take part in the voyage? Reluctantly, Darwin’s father agrees to allow his son to leave on a two-year voyage. However, the captain of the Beagle, who is fascinated by faces and superstitious, too, refuses to allow Darwin on board; according to him, the shape of Darwin’s nose indicates a lack of determination. At the eleventh hour, Darwin’s uncle manages to change the captain’s mind, and Darwin sails aboard the Beagle—a voyage that will eventually last five years and will revolutionize science. The naturalist spends most of his time on land. His methodical observations will establish his professional reputation. The body of his research will provide the source for Darwin’s theories on the evolution of species and natural selection, considered to be the origins of modern biology. The shape of Darwin’s nose almost prevented one of the greatest revolutions in the history of science.

Length: 26 minutes

Item#: BVL145604

ISBN: 978-1-64198-871-1

Copyright date: ©2016

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