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The Mysterious Origins of Man (1996)

Based on archaeological discoveries the documentary challenges the official stance of the contemporary scientific community on the origins of man evolving from an ape and the supposedly gradual advance of human knowledge.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Himself - Host
Richard L. Thompson ... Himself / mathematician / co-author 'Forbidden Archaeology' (as Dr. Richard Thompson)
Michael Cremo ... Himself / researcher / co-author 'Forbidden Archaeology'
Virginia Steen-McIntyre ... Herself / geologist (as Virginia Steen-McIntyre PhD)
Carl Baugh ... Himself, anthropologist
Dale Peterson ... Himself / author (as Dr. Dale Peterson M.D.)
Don Patton ... Himself, geologist
David Childress ... Himself, author / researcher (as David Hatcher Childress)
Richard Milton ... Himself / jounalist / author 'Shattering the Myths of Darwinism'
Arthur Posnansky ... Himself, archeologist (archive footage)
Neil Steede ... Himself / archeologist
Oswaldo Rivera ... Himself / archeologist (as Dr. Oswaldo Rivera)
Graham Hancock ... Himself / journalist / author 'Fingerprints of the Gods'
John Anthony West ... Himself, egyptologist (archive footage)
Robert Bauval ... Himself / astronomer & engineer


The documentary challenges the official stance of the contemporary scientific community on the origins of man evolving from an ape and the supposedly gradual advance of human knowledge presenting archaeological discoveries that do not fit into the official evolution theory and even going as far as silencing and ridiculing those scientists. It points out that the all-important missing link between the man and the ape has never been found and what's been found was made-to-fit into the evolution theory ignoring simple scientific facts; it presents archaeological facts that humans and dinosaurs may have co-inhabited the earth and that several ancient civilizations are much older than previously thought possessing knowledge comparable to that of the modern man. Written by vvp_14

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25 March 1996 (USA)  »

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La historia suprimida del planeta Tierra  »

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16 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

As a child I read in a popular science magazine about the discovery of dinosaur tracks alongside with human footprints and ancient civilisations that evidently possessed knowledge far more advanced then the evolution theorists can allow it to be. In school I was taught we were evolved apes and questioning that was a crime. Today, the western society is moving towards that Orwellian society that has no place for God, where science is made a new world religion claiming that not only it possesses the truth but that it is the Truth, which is extremely disturbing. They ignore the fact that science is a method of observation and study of the world around us and when put next to the ability to create Life, conquer death and give definitive answers as to the origins of the universe it shrinks to no more than a child's knowledge of quantum physics, only in infinitely larger proportions.

It's a shameful fact that science does not only turn a blind eye on discoveries that don't fit officially taught theories, but can actually silence scientists and ruin their carriers for simply trying to make their discoveries open to scientific community and public. Not only that but Darwin's myths of evolution (and here I stand for the truth wherever it may lead, regardless of one's religious or anti-religious convictions) has been made the only answer to our origins by the "enlightened" man. It is very peculiar how human attitude towards a Creator determines the scientific "facts" that are made to fit that attitude. When Darwin proposed his theory, which is still no more than a hypothesis, at the time when sceptics and atheists alike were attacking religious beliefs from all sides, it was sold as the only possible explanation of the origins of man. At the same time fake "facts" where manufactured by the same sceptics to disprove the historicity of Christianity, to demonstrate that it is no more than a resurrected myth based on other old myths. Today, some 150 years later unsuspecting general public is casually fed these lies as "facts" along with ridicule and mockery of religious beliefs. Curiously, a theory, a myth has been turned into a reality and historical facts connected with Christianity tuned into a myth. Truly, an Orwellian society where lie is truth and truth is lie.

This documentary starts with archaeological discoveries that do not fit Darwin's theory but then switches and focuses on the ruins of ancient civilisations which provide some indirect evidence as to their level of knowledge and the time period of their existence, thus challenging the theory that our knowledge has gradually evolved. But I wish they concentrated more on the archaeological discoveries, on rebuking Darwin's theory where it clearly tries to manipulate facts to fit into its postulates. Still it presents some very important facts and must be seen by anyone who cares about the health state of their intellect.

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