The brutal mechanism of natural selection gave rise to all life on our planet. Or so the Darwinian story goes. But from mice to great whales, it now appears that animals inherit socially acquired characteristics. Is the theory of natural selection a Victorian relic, about to be replaced by a new science of cultural evolution? Or does the promised paradigm shift provide no real challenge to Darwin's theory?
Former BBC Reith Lecturer and author of The Language of Genes Steve Jones, philosopher of science Massimo Pigliucci and psychologist and primatologist Zanna Clay ask if there is more to evolution than we might think.