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Is Genesis History? (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 23 February 2017 (USA)
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Explore the world to see how it intersects with the stories related in Genesis. Del Tackett of "The Truth Project" hikes through canyons, climbs mountains, and dives below the sea to examine two competing views - one compelling truth.

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Thomas Purifoy

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Del Tackett ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin L. Anderson Kevin L. Anderson ... Self
Steve A. Austin ... Self
Steven W. Boyd Steven W. Boyd ... Self
Robert Carter ... Self
Art Chadwick ... Self
Danny Faulkner Danny Faulkner ... Self
George Grant George Grant ... Self
Paul Nelson Paul Nelson ... Self
Douglas Petrovich Douglas Petrovich ... Self
Marcus Ross ... Self
Andrew Snelling ... Self
Kurt P. Wise ... Self
Todd C. Wood Todd C. Wood ... Self
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A comprehensive documentary featuring scientists and scholars looking at the world and explaining how it intersects with the history recorded in Genesis. Dr. Del Tackett, creator of "The Truth Project," serves as your guide; hiking through canyons, climbing up mountains, and diving below the surface of the sea in an exploration of two competing views, and one compelling truth. Written by Bob Gordon

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Two Competing Views...One Compelling Truth

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Geologist Steven A. Austin was one of those who flew into Mt. St. Helen's crater after it blew, and is generally recognized as an authority on the catastrophism that took place surrounding it. See more »

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An underwhelming, misleading, wholly biased documentary, supporting bad science.
12 June 2017 | by linkooSee all my reviews

Once upon a time I used to be a fundamentalist Christian who believed in a literal six- day creation account, which I ardently defended. I no longer meet these qualifications, and have become an evolutionist. I watched the documentary expecting it to be a faith-filled defense of Genesis, despite its logline of "Presenting two view."

Here are numerous issues I discovered within the documentary:

The film only interviews literal six-day creationist scientists, and offers no rebuttal or counter-evidence from opposing beliefs. This gives the film a significant bias, with scientific opinions being founded foundationally upon subjective, religious beliefs. It creates an echo chamber for the film, where the only opinion you're told is the one you're expected to believe in.

The film is highly dichotomous. You either believe in 100% of Darwin's theory, or you believe 100% in Genesis. No room for theistic evolution, old-earth creationism, day- age, or anything. This is a further problem of the echo chamber mentioned above. One of the film's interviewees after the film's released attempted to redact some of his statements for being misconstrued as advocating this false dichotomy.

Perhaps most horrifying is how presuppositional the film is—it's bad science. Everyone interviewed in the film believes the Bible is 100% literal (except the parts that aren't), and, consequently, will not believe in evolution anyways. "Well Genesis is 100% true so anything else can't be right" seems to be the feel throughout.

What is funny about the film though, is that if you're familiar with evolution, the film helps reaffirm your position. A lot of the experts in the film clearly recognize what evolution is, but they won't admit they believe in it. They believe in specieization (that species evolve within phylum), but they won't believe it on the macro-scale. They recognize the difference between a Sea Urchin and Starfish is just a few genetic changes, but they again presume God first, and then deny the potential for evolution.

This film has beautiful cinematography and scenery, but it was not written well. It is not definitive, or even remotely helpful. It is a perpetuation of the echo-chamber of fundamentalism.


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