Today I finally got a hold of a recording of The Genius of Charles Darwin from BBC 4. Here is the most depressing segment of the show, although it is somewhat cheering to me personally to see that evidence-resistant religious indoctrination is a problem even in London. Makes me feel a bit better about sending my children to the local public schools.
Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is one of the most precious books in the entire library of our species. This book made it possible no longer to feel the necessity to believe in anything supernatural. It completely revolutionized the way we see ourselves, the world, and our origins.