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Did Darwin Kill God?

Synopsis
Can Darwin and religion exist side by side? In this thought-provoking programme, Anglican Christian, philosopher and theologian Conor Cunningham explains why these two beliefs are not in conflict. Richard Dawkins, famous for his book The God Delusion, believes there is an irreconcilable clash between the theory of evolution and a belief in God. But Conor thinks Dawkins is mistaken. He uncovers traditional Christian thinking about the creation of life, reveals how Christians were never expected to read the creation account in Genesis literally and discovers that Creationism is a modern invention. Communicating his passion for the subject with rich visual metaphors, making complex ideas accessible, Conor shows how Darwin’'s vision of the universe enhances our appreciation of a natural world that is full of wonder and stunning intelligibility - a vision of existence which neither leads to nor precludes either atheism or faith.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2009
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 on 31/3/2009
Subjects
Biology; Philosophy; Religious studies
Keywords
creationism; Darwin, Charles; evolution; history of science; philosophy of science

Credits

Contributor
Conor Cunningham

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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