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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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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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Stephen C. Myer: During the 19th century, scientists believed that there were two fundamental entities, matter and energy. But as we enter the 21st century, there's a third fundamental entity that science has had to recognize, and that is information. And so as we encounter the biology of the information age, the suspicion is growing that what we're seeing in the DNA molecule is actually an artifact of mind, an artifact of intelligence. Something that can only be explained by intelligent design.
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It was good until it mentioned Intelligent Design as the only explanation
18 September 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

this looked AMAZING... I was watching this in the hopes of getting a good grasp on protein synthesis and DNA/RNA replication... I was watching it with intrigue (just skipping through to animations and explanations).... I got to thinking THIS IS JUST WHAT I NEEDED.... and then POW!!!!! it tries to say that the only logical explanation for DNA to exist is intelligent design... no wonder I've never heard of any of the scientists in this film... complete tripe.

BASICALLY this film says "since we can't figure out a scientific and empirically devised reason for life's origin, it must have been Intelligent Design" -my words.... preposterous!! you can't explain something logically... so you decided to explain it with complete lack of logic... it's in effect the lazy mans way of explaining something.

COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY UNSCIENTIFIC, but hey, some neat animations...


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