New on BBC 2 TV
DID DARWIN KILL GOD? “In a TV documentary to be broadcast on Tuesday 31 March 2009, 7 to 8 p.m., Conor Cunningham argues that it is possible to be a christian and to believe in the theory of evolution.
He claims that the debate between religion and evolution has been hijacked by extremists: on one side stand fundamentalist believers who reject evolution, and on the other side are fundamentalist atheists who claim that Darwin’s theory rules out the possibility of god.
Philosopher and theologian Conor Cunningham declares that it is time to set the story straight”.
Comment by Terence:
“All atheists would declare this philosopher and theologian to be totally wrong in thinking that he can reconcile evolution with christianity. For a start atheists hold that there is no substance in the dogma and doctrines of christianity, and that theology is just pointless philosophy—as empty as a void. The value of this film lies in the hope that it will at least shift more people from the pitiful ignorance of creationism to an acceptance of the brilliant explanations that account for evolution.”
A short extract from the transmission is on the Internet at
where you can sign up to get e-mail reminders about the several other Darwin programs this year.
I hope that in due course all the Darwin documentaries will be networked in the USA and everywhere worldwide.