Ben Stein asks a scientist from Great Britain:"So where did the first,original proteins of life come from?" Three times. The Answer,paraphrased,was this:"Well there is a theory that proteins formed on crystals".Ben Stein asked-"On crystals?". The guy from Great Britain says "I just told you how it works".In other words this British scientist passed along a theory, and if you or I question it-you're a stupid fart.The fact is "Intelligent Design" is not "scientific", but rather existential, or metaphysical.Intelligent Design cannot be proved, as I see it,in a lab, or mathematically.Biological inquiry is a club-footed fraud,in the midst of the larger, ultimate issues of thought.Darwinism seeks to answer questions of religion or ultimate reality in scientific terms.A seriously bad move.Biologists are seriously impeded in the study of thought,religion,metaphysics.Intelligent Design is an extremely difficult concept,which may be scientifically unprovable.Biology is simultaneously the cutting-edge of science and the sorry ghetto of squalid metaphysics. That said,I love this movie. It is thrilling. It is an opinionated movie-that asks for thought.Most all propaganda expels thought. THIS movie is well-edited and filmed:It is not propaganda per se but it is a emotionally-filled movie that encourages the viewer to take sides.It fills my heart with joy.It does not describe itself as The Ultimate Answer to the mystery of life.I recently listened to a production on a Christian radio station that rather closely followed the script of this movie. This makes me feel-intuit-that this fine and lovely,beautifully made movie-is a part of a Christian "press release"/media campaign concerning evolution and Intelligent Design. All the way back in 1950-Fritz Perls-in "Gestalt Therapy" asked us to conceive of the left hand-levato- version of reality, whenever we invested too much in the right-handed-dextro- one. I believe Dr. Perls,M.D., the founder of the Great Gestalt revolution,was speaking directly to the constipated fat-a**es who cling like gargoyles to the temples and cathedrals of Evolution.I could be wrong. I only hope that you view this movie, and feel the love and intelligence of this fine work of film-making. It is a dialogue, not a propaganda monologue.
I think IMDb changed my review.Has anyone else had his review changed as well?Just a question.
Gals geeks and gin-soaked space-heroes.Leather-suited space-babes who are in reality octopuses.Sam Rockwell at his very best.Sigourney Weaver in a jumpsuit.A space-TV series that is taken seriously by space-aliens from a galaxy 40 light-years from us.This is the context of this fantastic and possibly great motion-picture.Every scene in this movie is full of life.It is so full of life that I just can't stand it.This movie is a joyful gift to all humanity.It is a great reason to sit back and say: I live in a great country.My beautiful country:The United States of America,sends its love and honor and honesty and valor and courage-out to the whole world.This is a movie for everyone. It is just a strange amalgam of nutty strangeness and hearty love.This movie says to every human being:America loves YOU.
Jennifer Connelly is a shocking and beautiful actress. When my atheist friends tell me " There is no God", I say: How do you explain the existence of Jennifer Connelly then? That usually shuts them right up. Jennifer plays " the wife of" gifted mathematician John Nash. That's it. That's her role here. Second Banana to Nash, so to speak. John Nash and his wife were both students at Princeton(MIT?) although his future wife wasn't as splashy as he. She wasn't a potted plant-is all I'm saying....Nash was a mathematician of excellence. He pushed the limit of his mind and lost. This movie is a tender-hearted and artful representation of his complex and doofy and gut-wrenching and important life. This game-theorist Nash didn't realize he played a game on himself. How ironic. The game of Insanity is just another game for people who don't know when to quit. Sanity is where you quit your (failed/lost)game of life and move on. End of Story.Insanity is -sometimes-where you ask yourself to be an Intellectual Giant- without mercy or reprieve- when you might be a pretty fine Intellectual Mighty Whale instead. Nash was a fine, flawed person who wished to be Einstein. He must have hated himself unmercifully for having not achieved that. Genetics may have pointed him towards shizophrenia- I'm not an expert on this. Losing a game of Chess can be very hard to take. Nash played "Go" instead.I never learned how to lose at Chess. It makes you angry at the universe- if you take it too seriously. It feels like you are being humiliated by The Whole World. In reality, it's okay to fail at a game. John Nash forgot to throw the Monoply board over and start a new game. He killed his own life, by not allowing himself to quit the game:The life-game called Insanity. What a waste. In sum, this movie is good enough for Hollywood. It has a heart. I am glad I saw it. Please read the fine Sylvia Nasar book of the same title. It will thrill you and give you the background for this fairly good movie.