Follow the journey of Dr. Gordon Wilson as he traverses the globe studying God's remarkable land animals.Follow the journey of Dr. Gordon Wilson as he traverses the globe studying God's remarkable land animals.Follow the journey of Dr. Gordon Wilson as he traverses the globe studying God's remarkable land animals.
It is a documentary made by someone who believes that the Bible is a source of data on the origins of the universe and on our experience of life and goes out to look at the natural world with that mindset.
Charles Darwin, who studied at my college, Christs some 150 years before me, went out to look at the world and lost his faith in God as a creator when he saw the suffering of the natives of Patagonia. Indeed, so miserable was their condition in his eyes that he developed his favoured races concept which led more or less directly via the eugenics movement to the genocide of the Second World War.
How different could world history have been, if Charles Darwin, had really understand the point that Gordon Wilson keeps trying to make. Wilson like all scripture-rooted Christians believes that the world is in a fallen state. So to see shivering miserable natives in Patagonia, does not imply that mankind are higher apes, as one of Darwin's colleagues tried to point out to him.
Biological research that is framed by the theory of evolution will find endless evidence and it is a convincing paradigm. The problem is that it does not leave room for joy, awe or wonder because ultimately, atheistic evolutionary theory tells us that we are the meaningless product of chance mutations. If my existence is due to the reproductive success of my genes, then there is no moral or philosophical reason why I should idealise Ghengis Khan and spend my life killing, looting and raping.
Gordon Wilson offers us a better frame for raising a positive, hopeful next generation.
As for the film-making. It is superbly shot and edited. Poetically written. The music is entertaining and imaginative while this one is great, Episode 2 only gets better.
- May 2, 2021