Lively Debate Between Science and Religion

The debate between of man's origins has been going on for hundreds of years.  Between Man and Beast by Monte Reel tells the beguiling story of Paul Du Chaillu a French-American of dubious origins who went to Gabon in 1856 at the height of the Victorian era of exploration and returned with a mythic trophy -- the skins of equatorial gorillas. Chaillu's pelts turned him into a celebrity as the first non-African to confirm the existence of gorillas and an unwitting pawn of the naturalist and fierce critic of Charles Darwin, Richard Owen, who invited him to London and landed him at the center of the most explosive scientific issue of the age, the debate over the theory of evolution.  Grand in scope and compulsively readable, Between Man and Beast is an epic tale of mankind on the edge of transformation.

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