Documentary on Charles Darwin's "Orgin of Species" which represents the birth of an idea that changed society forever. Darwin incorporated a lifetime of observation in his "survival of the fittest" hypothesis. By applying the hypothesis to all creatures, he removed man from the center of creation. His ideas are still applicable and argued even in today's technologically advanced world. The special takes viewers to Down house in England where Darwin spent most of his adult life and is preserved as a monument to him. Through recreations using Darwin's own desk, journals, walking stick and other personal items, he is brought back to life.