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Taken from the documentary "The Secret Family of Jesus" by Robert Beckford. Find it in google video.

 

IN JULY 1837, Charles Darwin had a flash of inspiration. In his study at his house in London, he turned to a new page in his red leather notebook and wrote, "I think". Then he drew a spindly sketch of a tree.

As far as we know, this was the first time Darwin toyed with the concept of a "tree of life" to explain the evolutionary relationships between different species. It was to prove a fruitful idea: by the time he published On The Origin of Species 22 years later, Darwin's spindly tree had grown into a mighty oak. The book contains numerous references to the tree and its only diagram is of a branching structure showing how one species can evolve into many.

The affinities of all the beings of the same class have sometimes been represented by a great tree. I believe this simile largely speaks the truth...

 

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Who wrote the bible

January 28, 2009

Religion is in the center of world politics today. The Bible has been used as an imperialistic power to justify their politics for centuries. However most of the people believe that the Bible is really the words of God. Theologian Dr. Robert Beckford seeks the answers and makes voyage to Jerusalem, Turkey, Rome and the US to find out the origins of the Testaments.

 

The God Delusion explores the unproven beliefs that are treated as factual by many religions and the extremes to which some followers have taken them. Dawkins opens the programme by describing the "would-be murderers . . . who want to kill you and me, and themselves, because they're motivated by what they think is the highest ideal."

Dawkins argues that "the process of non-thinking called faith" is not a way of understanding the world, but instead stands in fundamental opposition to modern science and the scientific method, and is divisive and dangerous. The Root of All Evil? is a television documentary, written and presented by Richard Dawkins, in which he argues that the world would be better off without religion.

 

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Religulous - 2008

January 6, 2009

Religulous is funny and offensive in equal measure, and aims less to change hearts and minds than to inspire conversation.

Bill Maher travels to Israel, England, the Netherlands, Vatican City, and across America, speaking to people about faith and religion in the very funny documentary RELIGULOUS.

 

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