AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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1/24/10

The Arts Magazine Screening Room: Creation


The Theory Of Natural Selection And The Origin Of Charles Darwin.

A look at the Darwin biopic, Creation, and conversations with Charles Darwin's great great-grandson Randal Keynes, author of the biography Annie's Box on which the film is based, and actor Paul Bettany, who stars as the conflicted scientist. And how Darwin was a product of evolution himself, in terms of the converging politics and economics of his 19th century historical moment that made his revolutionary discovery possible.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE

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