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Origin: Design, Chance, and the First Life on Earth

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This long awaited sequel to Illustra's landmark documentary, Unlocking the Mystery of Life, challenges the paradigm of scientific materialism and the belief that life is nothing more than the product of blind, undirected processes.

DVD Edition Details:
• Region 0 (Playable Everywhere), NTSC
• Format: Color, Dolby, Wide Screen
• Single Disc
• Running Time: Approx. 46 minutes
• Language: English
• Subtitles in English
• Bonus Features
• UPC: 804671333111
• Retail Price: $19.95

With spectacular computer animation and cutting-edge research, ORIGIN examines a question that has baffled science for centuries: How did life on Earth begin? Today, most researchers insist it arose through simple chemistry that-without direction or plan-somehow transformed inanimate matter into the first living cell. Yet, this explanation is devoid of evidence and unsatisfying, even to its most ardent supporters.

As ORIGIN exposes the flaws of materialistic theories, you'll travel through a molecular universe to encounter extraordinary biological engineering crucial to the survival of every organism that has ever existed. Engineering that points unmistakably to intelligence and mind.

ORIGIN is a film that transcends science to touch the heart and mind of anyone who has ever pondered the deepest mystery of the human experience: Where did we come from and why are we here?

Endorsements for ORIGIN

"Illustra Media has done it again! ORIGIN explores the question of the origin of life and presents a logically and visually compelling case for intelligent design. I would highly recommend this film for believers and skeptics, as well as churches, families, and schools." Sean McDowell, Ph.D. Author, Speaker, Professor

“Fantastic film! I’m going to share ORIGIN with everyone I know. I just sent the trailer to all my Twitter followers!” Lee Strobel Author—The Case for a Creator

“Utterly amazing! ORIGIN explores difficult concepts in biology, chemistry, and math and visualizes them in ways people can easily grasp. The animation is excellent.” James Tour, PhD Professor of Chemistry, Rice University

“How life began is not just an apologetics issue; it is THE apologetics issue because how one views his origin story will ultimately determine how he lives his life. That’s why I’m so excited that our friends at Illustra Media have outdone themselves with their newest film ORIGIN: Design, Chance and the First Life on Earth. It combines top-drawer scholarship with stunning artistry in what is destined to be a classic.” Hank Hanegraaff President, Christian Research Institute

“Simply fascinating and eye opening. ORIGIN will make you think about the start of life--a start that was no accident.” Darrell L. Bock Executive Director for Cultural Engagement, Dallas Theological Seminary

“What a delight to watch this latest gem by Illustra Media. ORIGIN is a fabulous production on a topic that is so important. ARN will enthusiastically promote this incredible DVD.” Art Battson Director--Access Research Network

“Both my six-year old and I watched ORIGIN with great interest on different levels. Naturalistic explanations for the origin of life require unreasonable faith and this film shows why. Very well done.” Corey Miller, PhD President & CEO of Ratio Christi

“The film is a masterpiece. The audience was riveted to the screen. The whole thing was gorgeous to the max.” Tom Woodward President—CS Lewis Society

“Bravo, Illustra! There is no way for an honest heart and mind to watch ORIGIN and not start asking all the most important questions. It’s a phenomenal tool for starting important discussions with your family and friends. This is the best film I've laid eyes on in a long while, and I just added it to a prominent spot in my sharing library.” Shawn Boonstra Director—Voice of Prophecy


The Theory of Evolution is the leading atheistic explanation for the existence of life on Earth through purely random, natural processes. It is the theory that all the living things in the world have arisen from a single ancestral cell, which spontaneously formed from inorganic molecules.

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Intelligent Design
Intelligent Design (ID) theory holds that; “certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.” ID theorists draw exclusively upon empirical evidence to support the existence of a creative intelligence or designer. ID purports that design can be detected without any understanding of who the designer is or why the agent acted, or even how the phenomenon in question was actually produced.

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Creation Biology
Creation Biology is the study of biological processes and organisms, while operating under the assumption that God created life on Earth. The discipline is premised on the idea that God created a finite number of discrete created kinds or baramin. While these forms of life have the ability to vary and even undergo speciation, they cannot arise spontaneously from non-life, cannot interbreed outside of their kind, and cannot increase in genetic complexity.

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