Evolution is a 2001 documentary series by the American broadcaster Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and WGBH on evolutionary biology.Life on this planet has fought a ceaseless battle for survival since it first appeared some four billion years ago. The series begins with a penetrating look at the process of evolution and the driving force behind it - genes. The second episode examines the evolution of sex, which allows a species to pass its genes along from generation to generation. The third episode deals with an evolutionary arms race between predators and prey. The fourth episode takes a close look at the alliances that animals have forged in a bid to stay alive. The fifth episode investigates the notion of "the survival of the smartest". And the sixth and final episode explores why some species survive while others become extinct.( infocobuild.com)
"Why Sex?" -In evolutionary terms, sex is more important than life itself. Sex fuels evolutionary change by adding variation to the gene pool. The powerful urge to pass our genes on to the next generation has likely changed the face of human culture in ways we're only beginning to understand.
"What About God"-Of all species, we alone attempt to explain who we are and how we came to be. This final episode explores the struggle between science and religion. Through the personal stories of students and teachers, it offers the view that they are compatible."Darwin's Dangerous Idea" -Why does Charles Darwin's "dangerous idea" matter more today than ever, and how does it explain the past and predict the future of life on Earth? The first show interweaves the drama of Darwin's life with current documentary sequences, introducing key concepts of evolution.(PBS)