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Evolution Box Set (2001)

 

Release Date: October 23, 2001. You may still order this title. We will ship it to you as soon as it is available; your credit card will not be charged until we have shipped it.

VHS
Rated: NR

Edition Details:
• NTSC format (US and Canada only)
• Color, Closed-captioned, Box set, NTSC
• Number of tapes: 7
• ASIN: B00005NGEB

Editorial Reviews
Description
A journey into where we’re from and where we’re going.

Evolution is happening all around you--in your body, your backyard, your local hospital, and in the products that make it to your grocery store shelves. Perhaps no other scientific theory has as far reaching an effect on our daily lives as evolution, yet it is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood principles of life. Driven by two simple mechanisms, variation and natural selection, evolution is the process that helps determine who lives, who dies, and who gets the opportunity to pass on traits to the next generation, and the next, and the next ...

Evolution, a groundbreaking 7-part, 8-hour series, travels around the world to examine evolutionary science and the profound effect it has on society and culture. From the genius and torment of Darwin to the vast changes that spawned the tree of life and from the role of mass extinction in the survival of species to the power of sex to drive evolutionary change, Evolution explores the emergence of consciousness, the success of humans and the perceived conflict between science and religion in understanding human life. Evolution is fascinating and far-reaching in scope.

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Just the Facts - Early Man Boxed Set



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VHS
Rated: NR

Edition Details:
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• Color, Box set, NTSC
• Number of tapes: 3
• ASIN: B00005RIZT

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Stephen Jay Gould : Darwin's Revolution In Thought

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VHS
Rated: NR
Starring: et al.
Director: Robert Dinozzi

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• Color, Full length
• ASIN: 0967733006

Editorial Reviews
Video Description
For the first time on video, Stephen Jay Gould presents his definitive treatise on Charles Darwin's unique and radical contribution to evolutionary biology- and why it has been so poorly understood. Filmed before a live audience, this program has been used in colleges, universities, and schools across the US and abroad. It is now available to the public for the first time.

From the Actor
Using evolutionary biology, history of science, and social history as his canvas, Gould paints the fascinating picture of how human biases (philosophical, cultural, and spiritual) have continued to resist Darwin's theory, inverting it into its own philosophical opposite. "If there's one thing we desperately want evolution to be, it's a principle that predicts progress...but it just isn't so."-- Stephen Jay Gould

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Richard Dawkins : Is Evolution Progressive?

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VHS
Rated: NR
Starring: et al.
Director: Robert DiNozzi

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• Color, Full length
• ASIN: 0967733049

Editorial Reviews
Video Description
Is Evolution Progressive? is Richard Dawkins' definitive treatise on the nature of evolution. This 50 minute video has been used in colleges and universities across the US and abroad, and is now available to the public for the first time. Is Evolution Progressive? was filmed before a live audience with the cooperation of The Royal Society, London, and the British Institute of Biology.

From the Actor
In setting out to answer his central question "Is Evolution Progressive?", Dawkins illustrates the human biases that continue to muddle our understanding of just what evolutionary 'progress' means; from early Victorian influences, to contemporary scientific texts which uncritically invoke 'evolutionary scales' and notions of 'higher' and 'lower' organisms. In turn, Dawkins demonstrates the 'human chauvinistic' definition of progress, and why, if progress is defined from this point of view, it becomes easy to deny any progressive elements to evolution. In response, Dawkins argues that if we use a more biologically sensible definition of progress, evolution can indeed be shown to be progressive in a very important sense.

About the Actor
Richard Dawkins is Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. His books include The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, and Climbing Mount Improbable, among others.
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New Chimpanzees (1995)

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Rated: NR
Starring: et al.
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• ASIN: 6304841256
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Ape Man-Story of Evolution (1994)


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Rated: NR
Starring: Walter Cronkite, et al.

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• Color, Box set, NTSC
• Number of tapes: 4
• ASIN: 6303231500

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Charles Darwin: Evolution's Voice

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Rated: NR
Starring: Charles Darwin, et al.
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• Color, NTSC
• ASIN: 0767013859
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