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Fossils are the only tangible evidence of life's history, and any theory about life's origin must eventually explain the features of this remarkable record. But what do the fossils reveal? Our answer to this question impacts how we see ourselves, and our place in the world. Considering the stakes, it s a question worth exploring.
Evidences II: The Tale of a Trilobite takes a fresh look at the record of the rocks. The best and most current understanding of fossils is compared with both evolutionary and design interpretations of life's history. Rash claims about what the fossil record proves or disproves are avoided, instead viewers are encouraged to consider strengths and weakness of the two interpretations. This clean approach, unburdened with speculation and hyperbole, is stimulating and enlightening.
Hundreds of fossils, from microscopic plans to towering reptiles, collected from locations all around the world, illustrate the points made. Artist s reconstructions and computer animations of fossil creatures and plants are not used. Instead, the actual fossils are shown, the geological column is colorfully illustrated and animations demonstrate possible relationships between organisms.
Because of its honest and forthright approach, Evidences II: The Tale of a Trilobite provides an excellent basis for classroom discussion of the record of the rocks and its meaning.
Evidences II: The Tale of a Trilobite was produced in association with Ivd Tech. Running time: 43 minutes.