Darwin and Diversity
- 1989 ----- color ----- 25 min ----- vhs
Follows Charles Darwin on the historic round-the-world voyage that prompted his ideas on the process of biological change--evolution. Highlights those aspects of his studies most critical to his theory. Almost a hundred years later Frederick Griffith used on of nature's simplest organisms--the bacteria--to demonstrate how change might be transmitted from one generation to the next. This important work paved the way to the discovery of DNA. This historical view, from Darwin's Theory of Evolution to the discovery of DNA, sets the context of the concerns of modern genetics.
- Topics: (Anthropology, Biology, Genetics)