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Darwin's Darkest Hour provides both a sprightly exposition of a volatile branch of science (more than a hundred years later, his work continues to provoke violent responses) and beautiful illustrations of what obsessed this influential scientist. Also on the DVD is an excellent special feature about the Galápagos Islands, where Darwin found the most vivid illustrations of his ideas. --Bret Fetzer
"Honest and consciences doubts could never be a sin", Emma Darwin.
It was the death of his daughter Anne Elizabeth at the age of ten that effected him the deepest because she loved his work and had great conversations with her father.
Within a decade, evolution replaced creationism among almost all scientists and the educated public as the explanation for the origin of species, including humans.
This video is an excellent dramatization of many of the events in Darwin's family (spouse, children and himself) prior to the publication of his influential book 'On the Origin of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by cele Abad-Zapatero
This film and the film Creation both cover the difficulties - both personally and professionally, that Darwin faced when writing On the Origin of Species. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joey Maier
My background is chemical eng. I like reading the cradle of civilisation, astronomy, physics, archaeology, palaeontology, biology, anthropology, electronics. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jonatan Sutrisna
Darwin's Darkest Hour is indeed very engaging. The apologists for Darwin have crafted a delightful Darwin household where life could not be more ideal. Read morePublished 22 months ago by G. M. Casey
Very mediocre acting and presentation of both Charles and Emma Darwin. The spoken text is often taken directly from Charles' writings and makes no sense in anything like a real... Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by Darwin's Bulldog
Darwin's Darkest Hour -- a new drama about Darwin's decision to publish his work on evolution -- aired 2009 October 6 on public broadcasting stations around the country. Read morePublished on November 4, 2010 by Steven Schafersman
Darwin's wife was one of strong character grace. She was a very good wife and stood by his side through thick and thin. Read morePublished on July 15, 2010 by Matt
As far as I'm concerned no one does these kinds of movies better than the British. I'm not a Darwin expert and never will be, but I enjoyed this movie as a visually stunning and... Read morePublished on June 12, 2010 by roseo
Much more accurate life of Darwin and his writings and how he came up with his theory of On The Origin Of Species. Read morePublished on February 28, 2010 by Carl