Theories on the origin of life

United States, 1968

Film
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This presentation of four theories on the origin of life is designed to promote discussion and lead to research. The theory of “special creation” attributes the origin of life to a supernatural being; the theory of spontaneous generation proposes that life originated from inorganic materials; while the cosmozic theory suggests that life on earth originated elsewhere in the universe. The final theory introduced is the now commonly accepted theory of evolution. Equal emphasis is given to each theory to encourage students to discuss the evidence on which the theories are based.

Credits

producer

Bert Van Bork

production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation

Language

English

Duration

00:12:47:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29382

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Evolution (Biology)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Creationism

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Cosmology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Evolution (Biology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life - Origin

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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