With every passing day, scientists learn more about the Earth’s past, but the future always remains a mystery. Is the extinction of species being accelerated by mankind, or is it part of nature’s plan?

For more than century, the Galapagos Islands have provided a crucible for studying how certain species evolved and how they are affected by changes in the environment. On “Chikyu Sosei Mystery” (The Mystery of Earth’s Creation; TBS, Mon., 9 p.m.), actor Yutaka Takenouchi travels to the isolated group of islands in the Pacific Ocean to see what’s going on there.

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