Intelligent Design

Was I.D. an E.T.?

BY ZECHARIA SITCHIN

In March 1925 the Tennessee legislature outlawed the teaching of any doctrine denying the divine creation of man as taught by the Bible. In July of that same year, John T. Scopes, a high school teacher, was brought to trial for teaching evolution in violation of the state law. The ensuing Scopes Trial (or, derisively, the “Monkey Trial”) drew worldwide attention to the seemingly irreconcilable conflict between creationism (the old fashioned belief in the biblical ac­count) and evolution (based on Darwin’s findings of natural selection)….

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Molecular Machines that Defy Darwin

BY CASEY LUSKIN

Long before the advent of modern technology, students of biology compared the workings of life to machines. In re­cent decades, this comparison has become stronger than ever. As a paper in Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology states, “Today biology is revealing the importance of ‘molecular machines’ and of other highly organized molecular structures that carry out the complex physico-chemical processes on which life is based.” Likewise, a paper in Nature Methods observed that “[m]ost cellular functions are executed by protein complexes, acting like molecular ma­chines.”…

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Intelligent Productions

By Marsha Oaks

Intelligent Design as a theory of life origins is gaining momentum on many fronts. Now a new DVD adds a significant new piece to the puzzle. Another offers new light on the mysteries of the Holy Grail. And still another explores the possibilities of quantum communication. You have some fascinating viewing to look forward to. DARWIN’S DILEMMA: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record Illustra Media This feature-length documentary examines the Cambrian explosion of life, one of the most remarkable events in the history of…

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The ‘Big Science’ Threat

By Marsha Oaks

No one group has a monopoly on truth, and that includes mainstream science, or as Ben Stein calls it: “Big Science.” In fact, after watching these three videos you may come to conclude that our scientific institutions have demonstrat­ed not a little disregard for what the truth may actually be. You knew that though. EXPELLED—NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED Ben Stein On this DVD, Stein—economist, lawyer, actor, social commentator, and former White House presidential speech­writer—sets out to tackle one of the biggest questions ever asked: Was life…

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Galactic Alignments & More

BY MARSHA OAKS

This publication has been accused of making “conventional thought” a kind of whipping boy. The implication would be that this “conventional thought” is itself innocent in the matter and is getting a bad rap from the likes of us. We, on the other hand, convinced that the Conventionals are not exactly giving us the straight story, wonder why. Could it be that they are affected by intergalactic forces? In light of our first review this time, the latter seems a possibility worth considering. The other…

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Seeking Expert Opinion

BY MARSHA OAKS

When the mainstream press ignores and attempts to debunk much of the important research reported in this maga­zine, it is easy to lose sight of the experience and qualifications of the paradigm-challenging scientists which makes them such a threat to the academic establishment. Some DVDs, though, will remind you. DNA BY DESIGN: The Origin of Life Stephen C. Meyer, Ph.D. Here’s another exciting DVD from Randolph Productions. We’ve already reviewed the previous: Unlocking the Mystery of Life; Privileged Planet; and Darwin’s Dilemma. This production is…

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Lost Subterranean Wonders

MARSHA OAKS

Long lost pathways into subterranean domains have always been a source of fascination for students of ancient mysteries. This month’s selections should provide plenty of food for thought. LOST CAVES OF GIZA Andrew Collins Produced and Narrated by Greg Little Ever since the age of the pharaohs, stories have circulated concerning the existence beneath the sands of Egypt of a subterranean realm— seen as the tomb of Osiris and as the underworld through which the souls of the deceased must traverse in order to reach…

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