Item Details

Darwin's Evolution [electronic resource]

4 Learning (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
As a naturalist aboard the HMS Beagle, a Royal Navy survey ship charting the coast of South America, Charles Darwin encountered evidence on the Galapagos Islands and elsewhere that encouraged him to question the biblical story of creation. This program explores the intellectual journey he undertook as a result. Presented by British scientist Adam Hart-Davis, the film invokes specimens in Great Britain's Natural History Museum, especially "Darwin's Finches," that were of fundamental importance to the naturalist's ideas; the two major components of his theory, common ancestry and natural selection; Darwin's sudden urgency regarding the publication of On the Origin of Species after Alfred Russel Wallace presented similar breakthroughs; Darwin's gradual confidence that evidence supporting The Descent of Man would one day surface in the fossil record; and the genetic discoveries (which also emerged after Darwin's death) that explained how characteristics are passed from one generation to another.
Release Date
2002
Run Time
20 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 14, 2011.
Series
Big Questions: The Nature of Scientific Inquiry
Big Questions (New York, N.Y.)
Contents
  • Common Ancestry of Apes and Humans (2:49)
  • Argument for Divine Creator (2:53)
  • Age of Fossils (1:50)
  • Importance of Animal Characteristics (1:13)
  • Charles Darwin (2:07)
  • Darwin's Finches (4:00)
  • "The Origin of Species" (1:54)
  • Common Ancestry of Apes and Humans (1:37)
  • Credits: Darwin's Evolution (0:26)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2002.
Publisher no.
  • 43672s Films Media Group
  • 43674 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (20 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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