Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life

Sir David Attenborough points out in an interview with NatureVideo that the Book of Genesis shaped the view that the world is there for humans to dominate and use. In the YouTube video reposted on RichardDawkins.net, he explains that the “Basic notion that the world is there for us and if it doesn’t actually serve our purposes and is dispensable. That has produced the devastation of vast areas of the land’s surface…”

The UK independent on Sunday reports that Sir David Attenborough comments on the Bible’s influence on people’s beliefs at the end of the new BBC1 documentary about the theory of evolution. The documentary, Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life, begins airing tonight on BBC1 and coincides with Darwin’s 200 year birthday and 150 years since the publication of The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

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