Monday, September 13, 2010

The Mysterious Islands DVD review and giveaway



Have you ever heard of the Galapagos Islands? If you are anything like me, you may have heard of them but do not remember. We first learned of the Galapagos Islands through Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution. I have been raised in church and from as far back as I can remember we were taught that if you can't believe the first four words of the Bible then you cannot believe any part of it. The first four words are "In the beginning God". That is all that I needed to know is that God was the beginning and He is the creator. But I do know that there are other people out there that have to see proof of things. That is where this DVD comes in handy.

Like I said, we first learned of the Galapagos Islands when we learned of Darwin's evolution theory. Charles Darwin went to these islands and this is where he studied the animals and came up with his theory. The Mysterious Islands is a documentary of a group of men that wanted to find proof and also truth in the dispute of evolution vs. creation.

SYNOPSIS:

"A Surprising Journey to Darwin's Eden"

At the far end of the world, there exists a strange and unusual chain of islands, resting above vast tectonic plates in the ocean below.

This is the world of the Galapagos Archipelago, home to salt-spitting marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and giant tortoises that can live to be more than 150 years of age. It is also the birthplace of Darwinism. For here in 1835, a young Charles Darwin began to formulate a theory which would turn the world upside down. More than a century and a half later, these mysterious islands remain at the center of a controversy that has shaped the way modern men perceive science, religion, culture, and life itself. While Christians look to Jerusalem, and Muslims to Mecca, evolutionists look to the Galapagos as the spiritual center of their scientific faith. And the unique ingredients found on the Galapagos Islands have led many of Darwin's most devoted followers to describe it as Darwin's Eden, and a "laboratory for evolution."

Now, for the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th of his magnum opus, On the Origin of Species, Doug Phillips leads a Christian team of scientists and investigators to this "ground zero" in the war of the worldviews. Seen through the eyes of 16-year-old Joshua Phillips, who joins his father and noted researchers like Dr. John Morris of the Institute for Creation Research, The Mysterious Islands is the story of one boy's search for answers to the greatest controversy of the modern world. It is a refreshing father and son adventure that combines cinematically breathtaking footage with high adventure. The Mysterious Islands is a fast-paced film that tracks their journey of discovery as this unusual team walks where Darwin walked and engages with the amazing creatures that he chronicled in his research. Their quest: To determine whether the Galapagos Islands are a laboratory for evolution, as Darwinists claim, or a showcase for the biblical account of creation.

This beautiful ninety-minute documentary takes viewers deep beneath the ocean waves among hundreds of white-tip sharks, into volcanic craters with giant lizards, and to the unusual habitat of the blue-footed booby. Featuring a Christian team of scientists and investigators to shoot a documentary on the Galapagos in 2009—Darwin's anniversary year—The Mysterious Islands brings a fresh perspective on the Theory of Evolution and presents sweeping cinematography of one of the most remote, desolate, and fascinating locations in the world.

MY THOUGHTS:

I truly enjoyed watching this DVD. I watched it with my parents and I know my dad enjoyed it and went to work talking about it to others. I feel like I learned something by watching this DVD because like I said in the beginning I never paid much attention to Darwin when I was in school. I paid just enough attention to pass, but I believe the Bible to be truth so I did not get too deep into any other theories. I would highly recommend this DVD to anyone that has a question about evolution vs. creation. I feel like this group of researchers did a wonderful job in showing us how these animals have adapted to their environment rather than evolve as Darwin suggested. Darwin made his theory based on the fact that the animals have changed since they have migrated to these islands; but, in this documentary these researchers show us how the animals are changing but only because they are adapting to the environment. They are not evolving because they are staying the same kind of animal. Just as humans change and adapt to their environment, so will the animals. When we finished watching this DVD I made this comparison to my parents~~my husband is originally from Indiana and I am from North Carolina. The weather is so different that when my husband first moved here he wore shorts almost year round. As he stayed here longer his body adapted more to the weather here and he is not able to wear shorts year round anymore. He adapted and changed by wearing more clothes, but he has not evolved into anything different than the man he was.

For more information on the DVD, the crew, and the islands please visit the site here.

Now for the giveaway....YAY!! I have a copy of The Mysterious Islands to offer to one of my readers. If you would like to win a copy of this DVD you can do the following:

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22 comments:

  1. I learned you can download for discussion groups!

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  2. I learned Darwin started out as a medical student- he seems very interesting and influenced how people thought about evolution- i have never heard of the places he is talking about- those islands, very interesting.
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  3. i follow you on twitter
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  4. http://twitter.com/katychick123/status/24666733298

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  5. I learned : evolutionists look to the Galapagos as the spiritual center of their scientific faith.

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  6. Following on twitter
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  7. Following via google friend as Victoria
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  8. I like that it is all using the research from only Christian scientists.

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  9. I follow on twitter. @trisha71478

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  10. I tweeted

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  11. I follow on google connect- Trisha71478 at gmail dot com

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  12. I learned The Mysterious Islands Project was birthed during a trip to the Andes Mountains in Peru when Doug Phillips heard of legends that ancient Incas may have visited the Galapagos

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  13. On the website they have a photo gallery of beautiful photos that are in the movie
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  14. Sounds so interesting! I would love to watch it.
    I learned the dvd is sold at many christian stores as well as online.

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  15. i just tweeted. Not sure if this is the correct link to it or not:
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  16. I learned:
    The Mysterious Islands brings a fresh perspective on the Theory of Evolution and presents sweeping cinematography of one of the most remote, desolate, and fascinating locations in the world.

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