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DNA is covered at 3 levels. At the lowest level, there are genes that encode proteins that make body/cell parts. At the next higher level, there are DNA regions that regulate the expression of those genes: the show refers to these regulatory DNA segments as switches. And at the highest level, there are genes whose protein products throw the switches; that is, turn genes on or off by binding to the switches. And the video shows how changes to DNA at these levels can cause evolution. If people get nothing else out of the video, the topics in this paragraph should be the takehome part.
I am not doing the video justice -- a longer review would be needed to cover all the good things in this video.
This film illustrates some of those steps.
Stunning HD presentation.
By now it should be painfully obvious that evolution is fact.
However, there are 18 letters (DNA) that make humans different from chimps.
IMHO I think there might have been some manipulation at some point. Proof of that would be the real stunner...Who? What? When? Why?
I had a heart attack a year ago. Time for me is precious. I do NOT waste it now. Time watching this film is time well spent indeed!
"How the Earth was made" (History channel) is another very good DVD too.
is True" by Jerry coyne. He gets into it way deeper than any video series ever could, so if you are serious about this subject, I would recommend his
book. As far as videos on the subject go, this is one of the better ones for folks who know absolutley nothing.
It does touch on most of aspects and discoveries, but like every other video, it leaves hugh gaps.
It does explain how science works and shows you alot of the evidence in a easy to understand and interesting way.
And, unlike similar videos which were produced in the USA, it does not attempt to reconcil religous dogma with undisputed scientific facts
in an almost apoligetic way just to make the subject more "acceptible" to Americans. The facts, evidence and science are presented straight forward.
Very highly recommended for the interested beginner who maybe does not have the time to read Dr Coyne's (or Dr. Dawkin's "Greatest Show on Earth").
This has enough tantalizing information to make you (hopefully) curious enough to invest more time to learn.
The scientific commuity now accepts evolution as fact, it's reality is not debated among scientists, only among the un-educated lay public.
This video is a great way to find out why that is true, and how much more we know now then we did when "Origin of Species" was first published.
Science has had 150 years to disprove Darwins theory, yet with every new discovery and every advance in analyitical technology, (the Human Genome
Project was probably the smoking gun) we can now say with utter certainty that evolution is as true to biology as atoms are to physics.
You do not have to be a science "nerd" to love this video. Very highly recommended.
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This is a very good movie to explain how evolution continues to be prevalent today and how scientist are currently studying evolution in organisms.Published 2 months ago by Ashley B.
Excellent Video!!! This video, by far, outperforms the 30+ videos that I've watched. I have a degree in biochemistry, and this excellent video explains DNA on about 20 subjects. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Brenten
Great linkage of Darwin's theory of evolution and how modern genetics has only reinforced how right he was.Published 12 months ago by sandra rubalcaba
Excellent doc that bridges the history of Darwin, his trip to the Galapagos and subsequent findings, and then delves into a basic understanding of DNA to confirm his theories, but... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Johnny
Very good book but Cracking the Code of Life is even better. Read as a pair I was very happy to put it all together. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Chris
Another winner from Nova, this one begins with Charles Darwin and how he came up with evolution, but ends up revealing much of what we're learning now from research since the Human... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Thomas C. Fletcher