Review – Documentary – The Principle (2014) – By a soul

Documentary Trailer 1:
The Principle (2:20 minutes)

Documentary Trailer 2:
The Principle (2:17 minutes)

Review (By a soul):

I came across this Cosmology documentary from 2014.  It is called, “The Principle,” and is highly informative.  So, I want to recommend it to people who are interested in science, especially Creation science, and also parents that home-school their children that are interested in science that promotes belief in God.  I think this would be good for teenagers in high school, especially, those interested in physics and mathematics.  I was a geek in high school, so I was reading books written by Stephen W. Hawking at age 14 and was attending Star Trek conventions–I almost studied astronomy in college–it is amazing how I have changed(!).  So, for me, watching the documentary was great, because it reaffirmed my faith in God and what I found to be truth when I was exploring scientific facts supporting belief in God back in 2003 during my conversion experience to the Catholic Church.  However, the documentary is a little advanced in explaining terminology, so I only recommend it for people that are interested in science.  Basically, the documentary challenges modern physics which is founded on the Copernican principle that the earth is insignificant in the universe.  It challenges modern scientific thought regarding Einstein’s theory of relativity, the theories about the existence of dark matter and dark energy, etc., by presenting scientific data that shows the earth is the center of the universe.  So, this documentary is controversial for many scientists because they have spent their careers built upon theories that this documentary shows are false.  I think this documentary would be especially good for teenagers that are interested in a career in astronomy, to help them understand how their faith and science can be compatible with one another.  After all, God Is the true author of genuine science.

On a final note, I want to highly recommend a book that I read in 2003 during my conversion experience.  I am sure there are other related books available now, but back in 2003, this book was unique.  It is called, “Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe,” and it is a synthesis of physics, biology, and chemistry, taking available scientific research to show how unique advanced life is in the universe.  It is written by two agnostic scientists and written in an objective manner, but it is very illuminating.  I recommend it especially for those who might be exploring Christianity, but are still uncertain about God and want to know how science might support such a belief as rational and credible.  This book really helped me, so I know it will be helpful for others as well.  God bless!

“Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe”
By Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee
Copernius Publishers
(Printed 2003)

ISBN-13: 978-0387952895
ISBN-10: 0387952896

Book Summary: What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors (two agnostic scientists) synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. 338 pages.

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Creation – Genesis – Cosmology Book Recommendations

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