What does the migratory flight of the golden plover have in common with a postcard, a computer program, hieroglyphics and the processes taking place in living cells? The answer is information. Information scientist Werner Gitt shows how this non-material (but very real) entity undermines all materialistic ideas on the origin of life and points directly to a Designer. (Semi-technical) 53 min. Includes English sub-titles.
About the Actor
Gitt was born in East Prussia, in 1937. During the Second World War, his 15-year old elder brother Fritz was taken away and killed by the Red Army, his mother was taken to a Soviet labor camp where she died and his uncle Fritz was killed fighting for the Volkssturm. His father survived and was taken prisoner of war in France. He and his aunts were relocated to Föhr in the North Frisian Islands where he was reunited with his father. In 1963 he enrolled in the Technische Hochschule Hannover in Hannover to study engineering and completed his studies in 1968. He then went to the Technische Hochschule Aachen in Aachen where he gained a doctorate in 1970. In 1971 Werner Gitt started his career at the German Federal Institute of Physics and Technology, in Braunschweig. From 1978 to 2002 he was Head of Q4 Information Technology. In 1978 he was promoted to Professor at the PTB and was promoted to Director. He retired in 2002. The retired Dr Gitt was a director and professor at the German Federal Institute of Physics and Technology (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig), the Head of the Department of Information Technology. Active creationist, prominent information scientist, and writer Dr Gitt is also a renowned evangelist.