I love this man
It’s one thing to be able to ignite the wonder and curiosity of a child. It’s quite another to do it to so many millions of people. The legacy and importance of David Attenborough’s work cannot be overstated. He has done more to popularize science than any other man alive. In his 50 years with the BBC, he has voyaged to some of the most remote places on earth. There are many that consider him the most well traveled man on the planet.
It was with some amusement that I read a headline about Sir Attenborough receiving a conspicuously high amount of hate mail from creationists. Yeah, leave it to these God fearing people to write to this great man with condemnation of damnation and eternal hellfire for not ‘crediting’ God with all the wonders of nature. David is not a believer, and I think his work with the natural world have shown him that for all the splendor and wonder the world offers, it is usually a cold and cruel place.
“They [creationists] always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in east Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball. The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator.”
I’ve included this wonderful video I found on Google which is a treat for any of you who have not had the pleasure of sharing in David’s wonderful adventures. Enjoy!