Cutting Through The Crap

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Find It, Watch It


There's a series beginning tonight on Discovery Channel about the origins of animals, called "First Life." I can't embed video but there's some here. It's very well done and highly recommended. David Attenborough, pink-faced and wild-haired as ever, is the host, and his usual enthusiasm is infectious.

How sad that young-earth creationists won't watch it. What could be more fascinating, exciting, thrilling? How much more inspiring is the piecing together of the clues to such mystery than is the idea of some celestial magic wand? How much more ennobling to know that we are the result of hundreds of millions of years of evolution. Sponges and tube worms, cells and collagen.

I love it.




1 comment:

Frank Drackman said...

I watch Discovery Chanel all the time..."American Chopper" and that "Mythbusters Show" where they bust/confirm nuts, I mean Myths, like that the Moon landings were faked/Poppy Seeds will give you a positive Drug Screen/Black People are afraid of Ghosts...
OK I made that last one up...

Frank