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Metamorphosis: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies
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The photography stuns; the science instructs; the conclusions inspire. The thrust of the work strikes the ball directly into the court of the Darwinians, and the intelligent designers have come to the net. The return stroke, if there is one, promises to be fascinating. Occam's razor, the principle of selecting from competing theories, the simpler and more pristine theory, the hypothesis which makes the fewest, wild assumptions, is put quietly, but unmistakably on display in this film.Read more ›
Right away the film immerses the viewer into jaw dropping scenery depicting the utter grandeur and beauty of our planet. This is accompanied with a booming and poignant soundtrack that combine to bring an expectancy of a magnificent adventure of discovery. And the film delivers on this tacit promise.
The visual safari had us tracking the migration of monarchs numbering in the billions beginning in Canada to then land in a South American Forests where we are privileged to witness enormous trees dripping in a deluge of orange from this annual gathering. Only the language of amazement can properly describe just how miraculous this annual event is. To then further confounding the mind the trek takes us deep inside the chrysalis to witness the greatest miracle of all, a re-birth so to speak. We watch as a caterpillar utterly destroys itself only to then rebuild itself from a biological soup. Here we see one of nature's most intriguing species empirically demonstrate a feat of remarkable self re-engineering that utterly confounds any Neo-Darwinian mechanistic hypothesis for evolution. We could not be more amazed than if we was a car transform itself into a F15 fighter jet.
And while the butterfly depicts an intelligent origin that is intuitively obvious, it also portrays a designer who possesses unparalleled creative abilities and who chooses to paint our world with brilliance of colors to dazzle our senses for what must be one primary reason, to spoil us with gratuitous beauty to enjoy for all our days. How marvelous! The fingerprints of design are all over if we are willing to see it. I can not see how after watching this anyone will be able to deny that an intelligence was involved in making everything we see. Thanks for making this film.
Included in the life cycle of the butterfly is a focus on the Monarch butterfly's annual migration from Canada to Mexico and the rain forests of Ecuador. The ability to make this mind boggling trip by an insect that has never been to its ultimate destination is presented with viable suggestions on how it is accomplished ranging from the angle of the sun to magnetic properties of a certain volcanic mountain range. However, it remains a mystery but an enjoyable one to ponder. What events transpire once the Monarchs arrive are testaments to the flexibility and resiliency of this species to survive the winter in order to give life to the next generation. The awakening of these orange and yellow hued winged beauties for their mating season in the spring seems to be more than the camera lens can take into its frame in order to do the awe-inspiring scene justice.
The computer animation is necessary in order to make corresponding visual evidence to the oral information being provided. Furthermore, the magnetic resonance imaging and the compelling musical soundtrack add immensely to the production quality of the film.
The film's conclusion makes the case for intelligent design.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great description and photos of butterfly metamorphosis. Some "intelligent design" dialogue at the end of the video.Published 1 month ago by zoe
A wonderful DVD on the miraculous metamorphosis of butterflies and the mind-boggling behaviour of the Monarch butterfly.Published 4 months ago by Harry Jess
To look at an organism such as the butterfly and a process such as metamorphosis and ascribe it to chance is the height of folly. Read morePublished 5 months ago by P. Lorincz
really good. I particularly liked the MRI research used to 3D model the metamorphosis. That is good science. Hard reliable facts. And it also points to Intelligent Design. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Noah83c
Beautiful Movie! The Glory of God manifested in his creation! Absolutely Stunning.Published 8 months ago by Gary G. Mckirchy