The twentieth anniversary of the groundbreaking PBS/NOVA documentary series Evolution is approaching, and Kenneth R. Miller — who along with NCSE's Eugenie C. Scott served as a spokesperson for the series — offers a remembrance and appreciation.
"NOVA described the series as '[a] journey into where we're from, and where we're going,'" Miller concludes. "Today, as we confront the challenges posed by the continuing evolution of a pandemic respiratory virus, understanding the forces that drove the emergence of that virus and its variants is more important than ever. In so doing, it is worth remembering a television series that helped to move the American public ever closer to an understanding of the process at the very core of life on Earth."
Miller is Professor of Biology and Royce Family Professor for Teaching Excellence at Brown University; he also serves as president of NCSE's board of directors. Information about Evolution (although not the series itself) is available from PBS.