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Darwin's influence on literature

The Newsnight Review panel discuss Darwin's On the Origin of Species and hear why Richard Dawkins felt the need to set out anew to make the case for Darwinian theories in his latest book, The Greatest Show on Earth.

And Margaret Atwood explains how her new novel - The Year of the Flood meshes together evolutionary and religious ideas about the foundations of the natural world.

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