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This Movie is an exploration by Ben Stein of the question wether or not it is possible for scientists to freely research/discuss the origin of life including the option that life had a creator. As Stein puts it:
"I have always assumed that scientists were free to ask any question, to pursue any line of inquiry, without fear of reprisal. But recently I've been alarmed to discover that this is not the case."
Before you watch this movie you must know a few things:
- The origin of life is unknown, and there is no clue as to how it did happen.
- the black and white clips in the movie are not of nazi's, but of postwar eastern europe erecting the iron wall. (Ben Stein wanting to warn for secluding those who are openminded about a creator as outcast)
- Eugenics and the idea of eradicating the 'lesser' elements in society were indeed foundation for the extermination of Jews by Hitler.
- There is a law of physics which makes that total information of a closed system can only diminish over time.
- Life defies this law.
- If 'survival of the fittest'=evolution would create information or be a designer of life, why is there no software that is evolving and making itself smarter over time? (I'd like to use it right now!)
and no, smartiepants: neurological networks and fuzzy logic have to be programmed and then taught most of what they will 'learn' and though they adjust their program to earlier output ('experience') they cannot evolve themselves.
If you do have an answer (and it's not 42) to the the ultimate question of life, the Universe, and Everything, please be so kind to post it on wikipedia for our fellow earthlings!