Creationism is not just in the US!

I don’t know which is worse – creationism, or bowdlerising Attenborough[1]:

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Hooray! Creationist evilness is not just brainwashing children in the US, it’s in the Netherlands too!

Oh wait. That sucks. Sorry, Nederlanders.


David Attenborough is responsible for some of the best nature documentaries of all time. EO bought the rights to broadcast his excellent show, “Life of Mammals” (I’ve seen some of it, and, as is always the case, it’s just top of the line stuff). But of course, the documentary makes all sorts of horrifying references to evolution, so the EO decided to simply re-edit the show. They excised whole chunks, put up different titles, and basically destroyed any relevance to what the show is about: reality.

YouTube user Obdurodon has put up some great side-by-side comparisons of what the show originally was compared to what the EO did to it:


[1] himself a holy figure to many Britons.

3 Replies to “Creationism is not just in the US!”

  1. I admit I was surprised to hear that too… Not that the EO (whose mission statement is “to bring people in contact with Jesus”) would re-edit, but that
    the beeb actually allowed them to do so, and broadcast it without a message saying it was re-edited (like they do on air plains).

    Fortunately, everyone in the Netherlands knows what the EO stands for, so I guess not many kids were harmed in the process.

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