The Story of Life on Earth with Sir David Attenborough

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For the first show of our sixth season, host Neil deGrasse Tyson explores no less a subject than the history of life on Earth. Join us as Neil interviews legendary BBC broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough, whose filmography spans the entire breadth of life on our planet. Helping Neil out in the studio are co-host Chuck Nice and guest Bill Nye, author of the bestselling Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. Up for discussion: Darwin, natural selection, climate change, creationism and parasites. You’ll hear Sir David chronicle the history of life in exactly 30 seconds, while Bill explains evolution and how amazing Darwin’s theory was considering he knew nothing of DNA, chromosomes, or what we think of today as genes. Find out what books inspired Sir David to become a naturalist long before he’d ever read Origin of Species and enjoy his description of the most sensual reproductive scene he’s ever shot: slugs mating.

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