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  • Actors: Alvin Chea, Paul Nelson, Tim Standish
  • Directors: Lad Allen
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Illustra Media
  • DVD Release Date: May 14, 2013
  • Run Time: 62 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CBLP2T0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,277 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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FLIGHT:GENIUS OF BIRDS

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Very impressive and great photography.
Scott A. Smith
Clearly, most of a species' genome is involved in development, regulation, and other functions necessary to produce a viable organism.
Daniel N. Lionsden
A very informative & fascinating presentation of the bird's physical design for a purpose.
werner

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By The Professor on May 20, 2013
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This very colorful, informative, well-documented film is all about birds, focusing on a few examples including hummingbirds, starlets, and arctic terns. It also covers the design of the wing, feathers, and the muscle and bone structure, showing in excellent animation how birds are designed to fly as well as their development. At the end it covers some evolution theories as well as design arguments. Highly recommended.
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48 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Paul Halupa on May 21, 2013
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In the best sense of the word, FLIGHT is not so much an argument for intelligent design, as it is a picturesque, graceful tribute to the genius of birds, to honest sense and level-headedness. Let me name anything heavier-than-air that flies, and I'd expect you to show me an instrument designed and engineered--and here's the key--by someone capable of design and engineering.

Helicopters are made of materials found on earth. How long, one might suppose, would those elements need be blown about by wind and sea and time and chance before a helicopter emerged?

FLIGHT says little more than that. But in making the obvious more obvious, it reaches beyond blueprint to visual beauty, beyond execution to emotional ecstasy. Who among us hasn't wanted to fly? Flight's investigation of birds will both amaze and uplift. One cannot ask for more. The film puts our heads on alert and our hearts on the wing.

In February of 1969, a stunning, larger-than-life Boeing 747 rose on its maiden voyage into the sky above Seattle. No one watching its magnificent ascent or its poetic descent on its first glide path believed they were witnessing a mutation of assemblage. Find the current 747 online Wikipedia entry and note the key words of the outline: proposal, design, production, and development. These are not the monikers of accident and chance, whether for the 747 or the starling.

I am grateful to FLIGHT and its makers. It answers questions and dispels nonsense of all kinds. More, it inspires. Beauty and truth always do.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Daniel N. Lionsden on June 11, 2013
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The photography is outstanding, making the video mesmerizing. We couldn't take our eyes off it. The film focused on only a few bird species in detail, which included the hummingbird, the arctic tern, and the starling. Each species has amazing features to ponder. We found the starling flocks containing many thousands of birds especially fascinating.

The details about the hummingbirds were super. How those little hearts could beat so fast, somewhere around 1200 beats per minute (going to have to watch it again soon) boggled me. The speaker said many birds' heart rates are over 500 beats per minute. I know how uncomfortable it feels when my heart approaches 150/min during a bout of atrial fibrillation, but the little guys and gals at the hummer feeder seem perfectly calm and content as they lap the extra concentrated nectar I make for them.

The evidence for intelligent design was clear and compelling. Birds are not glorified, flying lizards. The metabolism, musculature and skeletal systems of birds are perfectly adapted for flight. How all the required features for flight could develop by a long series of fortuitous accidents guided by natural selection requires blind faith, for there is no empirical evidence that birds evolved from some unidentified ancestor.

The presenters compared some human engineering accomplishments of well-designed flying machines, including a tiny, hummingbird like drone to the amazing designs found in birds. The design features in birds are far more elegant and effective that those designed by men. They talked about how evolutionary biologists insist students regard all the design features seen in organisms as development by mutation and natural selection over a nearly infinite span of time.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Scott A. Smith on May 25, 2013
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Awesome film! You've got to see I! Very impressive and great photography. Recommend it highly. This is something you need to see?
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Groothuis on June 23, 2013
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"Flight" gives is a case for intelligent design from avian abilities. It is well-narrated (overall), brilliantly photographed, and philosophically compelling. However, the argument itself deserved more development. Nevertheless, please watch it yourself, with an unbeliever, and with your family. Darwinism has no clue how to explain flight and other features unique to birds. It's "just so" story is far inferior intellectual than that of intelligent design. Here is an example.

1. A 747 is obviously designed. Not because we know where they are built, but because of their nature: complex and specified for flight.
2. Hummingbirds are far more complex than a 747 (or any humanly-made airplane) and are, of course, specified for flight (and complex feeding through their amazing tongue, etc.).
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3. Therefore (a), by a fortiori, the hummingbird is designed.
4. Therefore (b), the hummingbird is not the result of mere unintelligent causation (natural selection and chance genetic mutations).
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Melyum on June 12, 2013
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An excellent addition to our collection of Illustra DVD's - as always - my husband and I really enjoyed the 3D animations - the hummingbird tongue was fascinating - as was were the depictions of how the wings flap and the feathers.... but compared to the other Illustra DVD's we both found this one a little less detailed - not that that is necessarily bad - it's ideal for a younger audience compared to say Darwins Dilemma - but part of me couldn't help wondering if this one was rushed out ? There didn't seem to be as much focus on how the birds functionalities couldn't have evolved ? That's the worst I could say and I even hate to say it - because the DVD was excellent and we've recommended it to many of our friends. We haven't found anything like what Illustra does on the market - and so it's great to see something other than force fed Evolution theories.
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