I'm already in the Creationist camp but was looking for a refresher. There's a bit too much jumping around from one PhD to another and they all speak PhD English. If you know science on their level this video might be just fine.
"Information, communication and language are necessary for life, those things only come from an intelligent source." While the documentary does not convince either way - because a mind should always be left open until something is proven or disproved - that one phrase has left a lasting impression on me. To believe in the theory of evolution as it exists now, you MUST believe that if you placed all of the elements necessary to create an iPhone into a soup and then just wait long enough, those elements would spontaneously create the necessary language, information and communication systems needed to self-design a working, fully functional iPhone without any external intelligent design involved. Let alone that later on, more and more iPhones would be created and then a larger network of communication would be created so that those iPhones could talk to each other, and maybe add some servers and other such thing until you have a living, breathing system, or organism like the internet. (Hope you all followed that analogy because in a sense, cells are tiny little computers, processing information, different languages and talking to each other and carrying out functions and all the things that computers do - even moreso for they use raw materials to actually create their own parts and chemicals, enzymes, protiens, etc.). That thought just gnaws at my logic. I'd call it a bigger leap of faith or magic than just simply believing in some form of intelligent design involved. I mean, can anyone say for certain that we know for sure aliens do not exist? Then how can we be so sure that Gods or "God" does not exist? It would just be another entity in this fantastical universe. Oh and, by the way, I do not wish to be insulted by either side. Neither evolution nor creationism is a fact, and after watching this movie I have to say that I am now middle of the road. Which makes me open minded, and any would-be insulter an extremist. I feel comfortable where I am. Thanks for your time.
Edit: The incredulous Noah's Ark problem? Simple; suspended animation. Science fiction and science buffs alike shouldn't have a problem with that. It takes far less room and resources to store specimens than it does to feed and house carnivores. And this from just a human mind. Come on people - open your minds and accept that there are things, ways, means byy which things can happen that we couldn't imagine. It's not a sin to believe in miracles.
It does what it sets out to do with good production values and some nice CG: it lays out the basic tenets of Christian response to most scientific theories that would refute the Bible. A couple of problems. 1) All the experts are simply listed as having a PhD, without any info on their field. 2) Many of their experts comment on everything from genetics to geology to the big bang, and it's hard to accept they have expertise in all those fields Trying to link all these theories together is a bad idea because while I thoroughly accept that science (especially Darwinian evolution) can't explain the original spark of life, I cannot, under any circumstances, accept the evidence that Noah fit samples of every single species of land-based animals on one wooden ark and managed to feed them all for almost four months, especially the carnivores who only ate other animals. The only way to get to that kind of acceptance is faith in miracles and a program that is specifically attempting a scientific refutation and that regularly derides evolution as needing leaps of faith loses credibility as a whole because a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. They also maintained a series of issues the Big Bang theory cannot explain, but in doing so made assumptions about time and distance that directly refuted their own arguments about the age of the planet and the Biblical description of Creation. Oops. My biggest concern is its conclusion: unless you believe in creation of the Earth by the Christian God, you cannot have any kind of morality or purpose in life. I believe the opposite: if you require a vengeful father figure looking over your shoulder, telling you what to do, and punishing you for wrongdoing, then you have no internal moral compass. You only maintain your morality to avoid punishment, which means you have no internal morality at all. Overall, it gave me an understanding of Christian scientific theory in one relatively elegant package, but reached far beyond its conceivable expertise and questioned one set of scientific "facts" with its own "facts" that were just as dubious if not more so. It maintained a sort of general smugness without presenting any serious expression of the opposing arguments. Watch it to learn what this camp believes, but if you are already a person of Faith, be very careful of using these arguments without further research of your own.
I'm not an expert on evolution, so I bought the book by the same name. It was detailed and enjoyable, but beyond my ability to understand at the level presented. So I bought this video- it's a simple summary of the book and not deep enough. There needs to be a detailed book with both sides debating the subject