a brief history of evolution

The famed naturalist and science communicator is back with a new documentary about evolution that avoids similar efforts' typical mistakes.

Here’s a great video from the BBC narrated by Sir David Attenborough, who’s 50 years of experience in natural history programming make him one of the best qualified presenters to talk about the history of the living world.

May favorite part? Attenborough excised the purposeful, design oriented language which still pervades most popular science programming about evolution. Instead of adaptations and transformations, he talks about branching and development of new body parts and anatomical features. It’s simple, clear and accurate which is exactly what a science video about evolution should be.

# science // evolution / evolutionary biology / popular science / theory of evolution


  Show Comments