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A mighty documentary with some inconvenient questions,
This review is from: Metamorphosis: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies (DVD)
Darwinian evolution theory has offered a powerful explanation for just about every feature of every living thing. But Metamorphosis takes on Darwin and poses a rather uncomfortable question: A caterpillar's DNA contains plans for it to self-destruct. So exactly how can that contribute to its success as a species, while it waits untold years for further mutations to come along and enable it to recreate itself into a butterfly? Since caterpillars can't reproduce?
Illustra animated a set of MRI scans of the complete cycle of metamorphosis in a Monarch to create a three-dimensional depiction of the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. The amount of work that went into that effort and into the rest of the research for this report is really impressive.
Metamorphosis is a beautiful, well-researched documentary suitable for encouraging people of faith and for offering a provocative challenge to the skeptical and dismissive.