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Questioning Darwin (2014)

Literal and creationist interpretation of the Bible is the fastest-growing branch of Christianity in the U.S. This film takes an in-depth look at the views of these Christians who reject ... See full summary »

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Antony Thomas
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Brian Protheroe Brian Protheroe ... Narrator
Samuel West ... Charles Darwin (voice)
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Literal and creationist interpretation of the Bible is the fastest-growing branch of Christianity in the U.S. This film takes an in-depth look at the views of these Christians who reject Charles Darwin's theory of evolution--while also examining how Darwin handled the question of God himself as he developed his theory of natural selection in the mid-1800s. Featuring interviews with Darwin historians, biographers, ministers and creationist Christians, along with letters and writings of Darwin (voiced by actor Sam West), the film takes a balanced look at this 150-year-old debate. Written by Anonymous

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USA

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English

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10 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Contestando Darwin See more »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Dr. Charles Bonner: There is only one truth and truth is not an assimilation of information. But there is one truth and that's found in the bible.
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Interesting window into Creationism
12 May 2014 | by emer_kellySee all my reviews

The movie tells the story of Darwin's journey from a man of faith to a man whose faith is challenged by his own scientific discoveries and personal tragedy. Alongside this story are interviews with Creationist ministers and their congregation who explain why the do not accept Darwin's theories. The movie is clearly sympathetic to the Creationist position but it is not dismissive of Darwin.

The movie does fall short on science. If you are looking for scientific justification of Creationism, you will not find it here. Also, the movie does lose objectivity as it goes along, ultimately wallowing in self-pity as it portrays Creationists as victims of "culture" and "society".

While this is not a highly sophisticated analysis I definitely found it an interesting insight into a mindset and religious tradition that seldom gets more than sound-bites.


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