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Unlocking the Mystery of Life (2003)

Video  -  Documentary  -  5 May 2003 (USA)
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William Dembski ...
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Phillip E. Johnson ...
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Jed Macosko ...
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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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Dean H. Kenyon: It's an enormous problem, how you could get together in one tiny, sub-microscopic volume of the primitive ocean all of the hundreds of different molecular components you would need in order for a self-replicating cycle to be established. As so my doubts about whether amino acids could order themselves into meaningful biological sequences on their own, without pre-existing genetic material being present, just reached, I guess for me, the intellectual breaking point, sometime near the decade of ...
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An essential video for scientific education
3 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a continual student of science, I feel that this video is essential for every high school classroom and every university level biology class. As Behe points out within the film, to have grown up only learning the evidence that supports one theory is to be taught only half of the truth, and when an educated person realizes such a tragedy has occurred, it is insulting to intelligence. Not only does this film point out several different arguments to the Darwinian theory of evolution, it uses Darwin's Origin of Species to show that Darwin himself would have agreed with intelligent design had he known what scientists know now.

As a questioner of evolution myself, I feel it is a shame that so many highly educated scientists accept it as truth without learning the details of any sort of opposition to it. (To level the playing field, and perhaps give more weight to what I say, I feel the same about Christianity.) This production adequately supports an argument and leaves room for a viewer's interpretation of the facts, not forcing on anyone what these scientists have come to believe, but educating them as to the basis behind the idea.


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