Darwin - The Voyage That Shook The World

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One man, one voyage, one book ignited a controversy that still rages today.

This Australian-made documentary revisits Charles Darwin's famous voyage on the Beagle 2009 commemorates 200 years since the birth of naturalist Charles Darwin and 150 years since the publication of his book, On the Origin of Species. His theory of evolution profoundly changed the way humankind views its place in the world. Yet, despite its overwhelming acceptance by most of the scientific community, surveys constantly indicate large percentages of the population in Western countries have doubts about it. So why does the controversy over origins show no sign of abating?

150 years on, with the benefit of hindsight and the incredible breadth of scientific knowledge now available, how valid are Darwin's ideas today? And what drove his thinking? In the midst of the many films that seek to almost eulogize Darwin this year comes a thought-provoking documentary that asks these hard questions. Produced by Fathom Media, a subsidiary of Creation Ministries International, The Voyage that Shook the World contains stunning original footage as it retraces Darwin's historical journey to the Galpagos Islands and South America where they reevaluate some of the icons that helped form Darwin's ideas.

Costing over $1 million USD to produce, this made-for-TV documentary also interviews scientists and scholars in Europe and America, including some of the world's leading Darwin historians, on both sides of the controversial debate about evolution. While showing fairness and respect to all, including Darwin the man, the film reveals that even Darwin's admirers have many surprising things to say. The documentary also has period drama reenactments that help the viewer understand some of the influences that shaped Darwin's thinking before he ever departed on his now-famous voyage on HMS Beagle.

Renowned US film critic Dr. Ted Baehr (Movieguide.org) called it "one of the best-produced documentaries ever made".

Produced by Creation Ministries.