Time Changer () - Time Changer () - User Reviews - IMDb
You want to prove that gravity exists even though you can't see it, then go jump of a have the freedom not to believe in a higher power, and believe in science and the . On the other hand Atheist as defined is a belief there is/are no god(s). Showing all 7 items Without it, you would have good people doing good things and evil people the views that are accepted in some portions of the scientific community as fact, Ted Haggard: Or maybe you haven't met the people I have. Richard Dawkins: If God wanted to forgive our sins, why not just forgive them?. It's rather obvious Hollywood is fairly liberal, but at least the movies that show this It is, in some ways, valid (churches should focus on the Bible and not on "fun" . It pretends to be a Science Fiction movie, but is really a Christian proselytizing film claiming the only way anything good can exist is if it comes from their god.
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The Genesis Code () - The Genesis Code () - User Reviews - IMDb
You truly come to care for the characters. Then, everything leading to the debate is put forth in as clear a manner as possible. Unfortunately, the subject itself is not very easy to understand. So, I can see the average viewer tuning out or even their eyes glazing over by the presentation despite the best efforts of film makers to make it relatable and interesting.
One really needs to pay attention to follow and if you're going to present this information, you might as well make it complete and near incontrovertible. I applaud the effort if not the actually execution. On a side note, one of my favorite parts of the film was the scenes with the academic adviser.
It perfectly illustrates narrow-minded thinking and the often times liberal yet ignorant indoctrination present in too many institutions of "higher" learning. Wonderful presentation and writing in those scenes. I'm Christian and I'm glad they included all points of view and rationally show positions some individuals do take. This is no "pie in the sky" movie. They legitimately discuss and reflect dissenting views and those that question the complete accuracy of the Bible.
Going in to this film, I guess I would've put myself in the place of the lead character. Synopsis The film opens with a shot of Earth from space and an audio track of various samples of recognizable mass communications from world history.
The shot suddenly begins to travel outwards from Earth at impossible speed, passing Mars, the Asteroid Belt of the Solar System, Jupiter, travelling through Saturn's rings and leaving our Solar System. Travel continues even faster, seemingly faster than light, passing the Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula and out of the Milky Way galaxy.
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The trip passes through another galaxy, finally showing us a field of thousands of galaxies. After a few moments we pass through the iris of a young girl, Ellie Arroway, who is reciting a HAM radio greeting "C-Q" "seek you" in her bedroom.
Ellie has a gift for science and is encouraged by her kindly father to communicate with people in distant cities on her HAM.
Ellie makes contact with someone in Pensacola, Florida, her longest communication yet at over a thousand miles from her home near Madison, Wisconsin. That night Ellie asks if she could ever have a transmitter powerful enough to talk to her deceased mother who died in childbirth.
Her father says he doesn't know but suggests that Ellie is tenacious enough that she probably could accomplish such a task one day. Ellie's father dies one night while they stargaze.
Ellie seems to blame herself for not getting her father his heart medication in time. At Arecibo, Ellie meets influential spiritual ponderer Palmer Joss Matthew McConaugheyand has an intense, brief, but detached on her part affair with him. One day while looking in a Cracker Jack box, he finds a toy compass and gives it to her, 'so she wont lose her way. Shortly after, Ellie is angered when Drumlin pulls her team's funding.
She gets in a heated debate defending her work, to which Drumlin chastises her for spending time on 'nonsense. Ellie and her team spend 18 months searching, before finding their benefactor in the form of S. Hadden John Hurta billionaire investor who had been known for innovation and had fallen out of favor in the scientific community.
While giving a presentation to the Hadden Industries board of directors, Ellie becomes confrontational when it seems the board has no interest in funding her project. One of the board members receives an unexpected phone call and tells Ellie that she has her funding. Ellie looks at a nearby observation camera and mouths "Thank you.
Even here, Drumlin and the scientific community are not far behind. With 4 years of finding nothing, and even though all funding for the project is privatized by Hadden Industries, and because of Ellie's relentless pursuit and reputation for bizarre experiments, the project is still in danger of being shut down by Drumlin again. Even so, Ellie vows not to quit. One evening, while listening intently, Ellie hears a powerful signal: Other astronomers in world-wide countries are utilized to record the signal, since the VLA is only aligned to Vega for a certain amount of time.
Shortly thereafter, Drumlin inserts himself into the situation, taking credit for Ellie's work. Ellie is also pressured by the president's National Security Adviser, Michael Kitz James Woods who wishes to militarize the project, feeling that due to other countries having heard the message, Ellie has compromised national security.
The message, however, is transmitted in pulses equaling prime numbers, to wit Ellie explains that mathematics is a universal language, proving the message was not meant strictly for the United States. Kitz and his assistant Rachel Constantine Angela Bassett inform the President when a video feed of Hitler is found mixed into the prime number pulse pattern. It is from the Olympics, the first television signal strong enough to leave the atmosphere, but the implications are threatening.
Is the alien intelligence seeing a friend in Hitler, or merely bouncing the signal back to Earth? Religious right mouthpiece Richard Rank Rob Lowe reports that the fundamentalist camp is wary. At the same time, huge crowds of people descend on the VLA compound in New Mexico, trying to hear the signal. I heard of a couple guys who wanna build something called an "airplane," you know you get people to go in, and fly around like birds, it's ridiculous, right?
And what about breaking the sound barrier, or rockets to the moon, or atomic energy, or a mission to Mars? Look, all I'm asking, is for you to just have the tiniest bit of vision.
You know, to just sit back for one minute and look at the big picture. To take a chance on something that just might end up being the most profoundly impactful moment for humanity, for the history Why did you do it?
Richard Dawkins: Himself
Our job was to select someone to speak for everybody. And I just couldn't in good conscience vote for a person who doesn't believe in God. Someone who honestly thinks the other ninety five percent of us suffer from some form of mass delusion.
I told the truth up there. And Drumlin told you exactly what you wanted to hear.Stephen Hawking on God
By doing this, you're willing to give your life, you're willing to die for it. For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something, some reason why we're here. What are we doing here?
If this is a chance to find out even just a little part of that answer