For anyone who enjoys nature documentaries, Sir David Attenborough is a household name.? His team is easily responsible for some of the best nature docs ever created (e.g. Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Life in the Undergrowth and of course: Life in Cold Blood).? A stranger to retirement, the? 82 year old documentarian extraordinaire is showing no signs of slowing down.
His latest doc is on the bicentennial anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.
As I have alluded to before,? I find Attenborough and his team’s work on nature docs to be of the highest calibre partly because they don’t hide the science from the viewer. Often, Attenborough’s team works hand in hand with scientists,? which has lead to the filmmaker’s capturing information that has never before been documented by science (e.g. new species, or new behaviours). Well now there is one more neat thing to add to the list. Sir David takes no shit from creationists.
In an article from the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph,? Attenborough talks about the hate mail that he receives from creationists,? and how he deals with it. Rather than go the brash Richard Dawkins route,? Attenborough seems to prefer a more matter of fact approach.? It’s hard to argue with the results.
I would be curious to see what – if any – the rebuttals to the eye-boring worm would be.
~ Jura – who just checked his arm for devine bot flies.