Unlocking the Mystery of Life

UnlockingMysterySuggested by David Ray • Using 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. Discover the intricacy of a microscopic bacterial rotary motor, which spins at 100,000 rpm.
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  1. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    Thanks for the recommendation, David. I rented this last night from Amazon for two bucks. For less than an order of large fries, you, too, can become biologically literate.

    Well, that’s not the actual subtitle of this video, but it could have been. First off, I learned how to pronounce “Behe.” I wasn’t sure if it was “BEE-hee” or the more Germanic “BAY-hee”. It is the former.

    Paul Nelson, Stephen Meyer, Michael BEE-hee, William Dembski (I had pictured him as an older guy, not a yute) and others touch on many of the main problems with the theory of neo-Darwinism. A good introduction to all of these issues can be found in Meyer’s 512-page book, Darwin’s Doubt. Indeed, having read that (and others) before viewing this video, it’s difficult to make a judgment on whether this video deals with any of these issues in enough depth to make them real. But it’s certainly a starting point for further reading.

    This presentation is more than worth the two bucks to rent. And there is some good animation starting at about the 47 minute mark. I urge the Discovery Institute (who is deeply involved in this film) to put out a film showing and explaining (to the extent that we understand it) the various cellular processes. Forget neo-Darwinism and its magical thinking. Just show what occurs inside the cell. That in itself is a powerful argument for something other than dumb, random, mutation-generated evolution.

    • David Ray says:

      Glad you enjoyed it. My copy found it’s way to the local library.
      It was the RNA section that I found most enlightening. I’ve forgotten who the author was who no longer stands by his book “Chemical Evolution”. He was given a simple challenge by one of his students concerning what authored the beginning stages of that evolution. Rare are the professors that are meek enough to examine their own beliefs. (Naturally his book is still for sale.)

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