British Scientist, Lord Robert Winston, Writes a Children’s Evolution Book

After explaining evolution to kids, Lord Winston ends his little talk here with a eugenics kicker about what might be in store for human evolution as we increase our ability to manipulate the genome. I actually found his tag-on last sentence in this clip a bit unnerving. What’s in store for humanity, indeed? A eugenic, post-human future? O brave new world that hath such men in it! Pleasant dreams:

I plan to get the book for my five year old daughter, who seems to be very attracted to science topics. Lord Winston’s book at Amazon is here.

And if you are curious to hear Lord Winston’s views on science v. religion, and what he thinks of Richard Dawkins’s book, The God Delusion, you can see a brief BBC interview with him here.

Oh, and did I mention that Lord Winston claims to be a believer in God?

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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