Watch this movie!

Alert readers may have noticed I took a bit of a hiatus from the blogging. Well, I was kidnapped by international terrorists and had only my Navy SEAL training to free myself, kill all the terrorists with my bare hands, save the hostages and get the girl. Suffice to say that I've had my deadly but tender hands full lately, but there is some new bloggery on the way.

So first, an announcement. Watch this movie. Do it. It's Creation, a bio about Charles Darwin and the tension his theory creates with his religious wife, and it's available on DVD/On Demand/iTunes right now. Hmm... I wonder how that whole evolution vs. religion thing panned out...

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  1. I'm there dude...Jennifer Connelly just makes it that much more appealing.

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  2. I don't know if you've seen Master and Commander with Russell Crowe but the actor who plays Darwin in Creation (Paul Bettany) plays a doctor (Dr. Maturin) and he has a similar fascination with the creatures on the Galapagos Islands. Just a bizaree coincidence I guess, but he is not playing Darwin in Master and Commander obviously.

    From one review of Master and Commander...
    "In one scene:
    Evolution is alluded to, as Dr. Maturin and his protege discuss insects. The doctor explains that the insect they are studying has “disguised itself” (by changing its appearance to look like the tree where it rests) in order to protect itself from predators. The pupil asks, “Did God make them change?” The doctor responds, “Certainly yes—but do they also change themselves? That is the question.” Charles Darwin traveled to the same area where this film is set and based his theory of evolution on the animals found in “Master and Commander”.

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  3. There's a powerful scene about 24 minutes in where the baby chick falls out of its mothers nest and lies there defenseless--only to die of malnourishment and neglect and then to be eaten by insects. The scene is very quick but again, very powerful. And, we have to ask why, if there is a god, does he allow such brutal suffering to creatures he "loves" and, at the same time, did nothing to deserve such a fate?

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