Charles Darwin waited twenty years before gathering the courage to publish On the Origin of Species. As soon as he had returned from his voyage on The HMS Beagle, he understood how profound his idea was. His idea ate him up from within… It made him lose faith in God and forced him to rethink everything he thought he had known about the natural world. But when another scientist, Alfred Russel Wallace independently arrived at the same concept, and was on the verge of publishing it himself, Darwin let his theory free. The world would never be the same.
In this short animation from Erik Loften, we examine Darwin’s Fears.