When I watched this video it made me think about a TED talk that I had recently watched. The talk was given by Elaine Morgan and is titled “I Believe We Evolved from Aquatic Apes”. In this talk Morgan discusses the theory that we have aquatic ancestors after the point that we already walked on land, why she thinks the theory is valid, and why she thinks that it isn’t being researched. Out of a lack of professional knowledge on the subject, I thought her argument was compelling and credible, so when I watched “What Darwin Never Knew” I thought, “Wouldn’t it be compelling if they had researched the aquatic theory and presented that.”
Some of the newer revelations that they discussed in genetics I found to be interesting and thought provoking. On the flip side I found a lot of the information to be basic to what we know about evolution today and they did repeat a lot of stuff. I actually recalled trying to watch this special in the past and turning it off about half way through because it was just too long. But, I watched the whole thing this time. One of the most important things that I think this videos covers is the question of how we will handle the power of knowing how our DNA works and what it means. They brought up a few points that of real concern to humanity like if you could know whether or not you were going to develop a terminal disease, would you want to know? And how would the people around you react to this information?