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Unlocking the Mystery of Life (2003)

Unlocking the Mystery of Life represents a unique programming opportunity for local stations. Its broadcast release coincides with the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest scientific ... See full summary »




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Credited cast:
Ed Ragozzino ...
Narrator (voice)
Fred Pattle ...
Additional Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Behe ...
William Dembski ...
Himself - Mathematician
Phillip E. Johnson ...
Himself - Author (as Phillip Johnson)
Dean Kenyon ...
Himself - Professor of Biology
Jed Macosko ...
Himself - Molecular Biologist
Stephen C. Meyer ...
Himself - Philosopher of Science
Scott Minnich ...
Himself - Molecular Biologist
Paul Nelson ...
Himself - Author
Jonathan Wells ...
Himself - Author


Unlocking the Mystery of Life represents a unique programming opportunity for local stations. Its broadcast release coincides with the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in history-James Watson and Francis Crick's discovery that the DNA molecule carries hereditary information in the form of a code that many scientists have likened to computer software or a written language. This discovery (announced on April 25,1953) sparked a scientific revolution. But it also left a fundamental question unanswered. Where did the information in DNA come from? How did the software in the cell arise? Unlocking the Mystery of Life explores these questions through the stories of a growing number of scientists who no longer believe that natural selection or chemistry, alone, can explain life's origin. Instead, they think that the microscopic world of the cell provides evidence of purpose and design in nature. Written by Anonymous

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Is life on Earth the product of purely undirected processes like time, chance and natural selection? Or, can the origin and diversity of living organisms be traced to an intelligent cause? Unlocking the Mystery of Life explores these timeless questions and presents compelling evidence to support an idea that could revolutionize scientific thought - the theory of intelligent design.







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5 May 2003 (USA)  »

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Dem Geheimnis des Lebens nahe  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Scott Minnich: [comparing a bacterium to man-made machinery] The Bacterial Flagellum: two gears forward and reverse, water-cooled, proton-motive force. It has a stator, it has rotor, it has a U-joint, it has a drive shaft, it has a propeller, and they function as these parts of machines.
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Darwin's Theory -vs- 21st Century Biology
20 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I truly enjoyed and appreciated this DVD. It answered so many questions I had regarding "evolution". I have to say that it is difficult to argue their "facts" as 21st century technology has been able to uncover DNA and cell structure. This is something Darwin couldn't even conceive. At the time Darwin thought a single cell was the center of life, but we have come far. I suggest you take a look at this film if you have any questions about evolution or natural selection. I recommend you see this film if you don't have any questions, you will when you're done watching. It's truly a eye and mind opener. For the record, religion and God are never mentioned.

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