Unlocking the Mystery of Life
The most researched and documented case for Intelligent Design is here... Unlocking the Mystery of Life. This incredible video tells the story of contemporary scientists who are advancing a powerful but controversial idea... the concept of "intelligent design." It is a theory based upon overwhelming biochemical evidence. Using state-of-the-art computer animation Unlocking the Mystery of Life transports you into the interior of the living cell to explore systems and machines that bear the unmistakable hallmarks of design. Rotary motors that spin at 100,000 rpm. A biological information processing system more powerful than any computer network. And a thread-like molecule that stores instructions to build the essential components of every living organism on earth. Unlocking the Mystery of Life documents how scientists are abandoning naturalistic explanations for the origin of genetic information and looking to theories of design for new answers.
Unlocking the Mystery of Life is a compelling documentary examining the scientific case for intelligent design -- an idea with the power to revolutionize our understanding of life... and to unlock the mystery of its origin.
The Privileged Planet
There is an opinion, common among scientists and intellectuals, that our Earthly existence is not only rather ordinary, but in fact, insignificant and purposeless. The late astronomer Carl Sagan typifies this view in his book "Pale Blue Dot":
Because of the reflection of sunlight the Earth seems to be sitting in a beam of light, as if there were some special significance to this small world. But it’s just an accident of geometry and optics. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
But perhaps this melancholy assumption, despite its heroic pretense, is mistaken. Perhaps the unprecedented scientific knowledge acquired in the last century, enabled by equally unprecedented technological achievements, should, when properly interpreted, contribute to a deeper appreciation of our place in the cosmos.
In this 60-minute video documentary we will explore a striking feature of the natural world. A feature as widely grounded in the evidence of nature as it is wide-ranging in its implications: the conditions that allow for intelligent life on Earth also make it strangely well suited for viewing and analyzing the universe. The fact that our atmosphere is clear; that our moon is just the right size and distance from Earth, and that its gravity stabilizes the Earth’s rotation; that our position in our galaxy is just so; that our sun is its precise mass and composition: all of these factors (and many more), are not only necessary for Earth’s habitability; they also have been surprisingly crucial for scientists to measure and make discoveries about the universe.
Mankind is unusually well positioned to decipher the cosmos. To put it more technically, "measurability" seems to correlate with habitability. But is this correlation between the existence of complex life and our ability to make scientific discoveries simply a coincidence or the result of blind chance? Or does it point to a deeper explanation?
The Privileged Planet will examine these questions in a remarkable search for evidence of design and purpose within the universe. Utilizing stunning computer animation and the visual archives of NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope Institute, the European Space Agency, and leading observatories throughout the world, the program will present a spectacular view of our planet, galaxy, and the entire cosmos.
In the Beginning
This understandable, comprehensive, and meticulously documented resource will give new insight to readers of all backgrounds. In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood takes a different look at a currently hot topic. Evidence that could revolutionize our understanding of origins is carefully explained. You will be challenged to consider fresh ideas in this age-old debate.
Part I of In the Beginning discusses, in quick overview, 136 categories of evidence from biology, astronomy, and the physical and earth sciences. More technical discussions and documentation are found in the author’s extensive endnotes.
Part II introduces and describes the hydroplate theory - a new theory developed after more than 30 years of study by Dr. Walt Brown, a former evolutionist. This theory explains a catastrophic event in earth’s history and answers a host of previously unexplained questions raised by physical observations. For decades, evolutionists complained that creationists only criticized evolution and did not have sound scientific theories of their own. The hydroplate theory ends that complaint and explains, with overwhelming evidence, earth’s defining geological event - a worldwide flood.
- Does the scientific evidence support evolution or creation?
- What insights do genetics and the fossil record provide?
- What discoveries in outer space relate to our beginnings?
- How old is the earth?
- Does Noah’s Ark exist? What is the CIA’s "Ararat Anomaly"?
Thirty frequently asked questions from those attending seminars by Dr. Brown fill a fascinating Part III, including:
- If there was a global flood, where did all the water come from? Where did it go?
- How did the Grand Canyon form?
- How did submarine canyons, mountains, and oceanic trenches form?
- What suddenly froze and buried mammoths in Siberia and Alaska? How could they live at polar latitudes?
- How did rock strata and fossils form?
- How did comets, asteroids, and meteoroids form?
- Have physical traces of Adam and Eve been detected within us?
- How can the study of creation be scientific?
- Is Archaeopteryx a fraud?
- How accurate is radiocarbon dating?
- What about the dinosaurs?
- Because galaxies are billions of light-years away, isn’t the universe billions of years old?
- Is there life in outer space?
Age of the Earth Debate
Hear young-earth creationists debate Denver's old-earth Reasons to Believe. Also, see the science slides and read the young-earth introduction and debate notes.
A rock cannot make itself and a fire cannot burn forever. Matter cannot come from non-matter and a perpetual motion machine cannot exist. Therefore, the universe could not have make itself from nothing, nor could it have always been moving, churning, working, and burning. Another way to state these first two laws of thermodynamics is that the physical universe must have had a supernatural Creator sometime in the recent past. This study presents the scientifically compelling Genesis story. Of all men, Christians more than any are able to weave the latest findings into our understanding of the fabric of the universe. Since God created the physical universe, good science reveals God. And while some say that you cannot prove the existence of God, the Bible tells us that the clear evidence of His personal, powerful, and eternal existence is manifest through the creation!
The Bible tells the story of human history and the work of God for His creation, and as all good stories do, this story has a plot! Grasping the big picture will help you reconcile many seemingly contradictory, and controversial Bible passages. So consider listening to The Plot series based on Bob’s manuscript of the same title. Then enjoy Bob’s book studies and see how the big picture can help you to better know the living God.