I agree with Jason Shankel, creationists should watch the second episode of Cosmos, only in the hopes that it will get them to see how wrong they are. Everyone else should also watch it through as well. There really isn’t enough genuine eductional television anymore in my opinion and the Cosmos reboot with Neil Degrasse Tyson, is not only very informative, so far its extremely entertaining a visually stunning.
In the second episode of Cosmos, Neil DeGrasse Tyson tackles the greatest story science has ever told: the story of life.
Tyson begins with the evolution of dogs from wolves via artificial selection, or if you prefer, the domestication of humans by dogs. Wolves that were friendlier, tamer and more loyal to humans were selectively bred to be our companions. As we settled into agricultural communities in the break between ice ages, dogs became the partners of our labors, consuming and burying our trash, defending our territory and helping us hunt.
“Artificial selection turned the wolf into the shepherd,” Tyson tells us before asking the question that has inspired battles in courtrooms and classrooms since Darwin first posed it in 1859: “If artificial selection can accomplish that much in just a few thousand years, what can natural selection accomplish given billions of years?”