I showed the boy a recording of the 10 minute sequence in David Attenborough’s recent film, Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life, as I thought it was a great way of showing a kid the basics of evolution. It’s available here for all to see. He was tired after a long day but still watched attentively.
At breakfast this morning with his little sister, I overheard the following snippets of conversation as I walked in & out of the kitchen:
Him: “It started in the water, and some creatures came out to live on the land….some of them became reptiles…..after that [the event that wiped out the dinosaurs] the only ones that surviced were ones that could fly. And they became birds!….did you know there are 75,000 species of insects, alone?”
Thanks, Mr Attenborough. There will be no images of Adam & Eve riding around on dinosaurs in our house!