Evolve From the History Channel

After having series based upon fluff topics from UFOs to Bigfoot, the History Channel is evolving with a new series entitled Evolve. (Unfortunately I do not see it listed on History HD). They aren’t being swayed by the attempts of the religious right to deny evolutionary biology. Here is their description of the first episode:

They are one of evolution’s most useful and prevalent inventions. Ninety five percent of living species are equipped with eyes and they exist in many different forms. Learn how the ancestors of jellyfish may have been the first to evolve light-sensitive cells. Discover how dinosaur’s evolved eyes that helped them become successful hunters. Finally, learn how primates evolved unique adaptations to their eyes that allowed them to better exploit their new habitat, and how the ability to see colors helped them find food.

The Panda’s Thumb was impressed with the show, writing, “a few minor bio-gaffes, for the most part the show was excellent. There was no hand-wringing over offending creationists; instead, the show stayed right on the science.” P.Z. Myers has some criticism from a hard science viewpoint but is happy that, “It was unabashedly pro-evolution, too, not giving a second to the silly stories we get from creationists.”

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    Jon says:

    Well, seeing that this new science show, “Evolve,” is being produced with a liberal slant I can hardly imagine how leftists are going to give dish out the”facts” since much of what they preach is terribly questionable. I’ll cast a skeptical eye on this baby……………..

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    Ron Chusid says:

    They are presenting established science–which shouldn’t be considered a liberal slant other than being different from the anti-science flat-earth mentality of the right.

    It looks like Steven Colbert was right about reality having a liberal bias.

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    Tristan Mason says:

    Jon-this is not a “leftist slant” as you so naively put it. Nor does this show mention anything about politics, so take off your political blinders and realize that  Evolve presents facts that are accepted by 99.9% of the Scientific Community. That’s the bottom line here.

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    Anthony says:

    This show has disappeared!  I am outraged!  Has the religious right destroyed this show?!?  Why is no one talking about this?

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