1. What sea creature can find a BB at the bottom of a pool while blindfolded?
2. What reptile uses magnetic fields to travel thousands of miles away from it’s birthplace and then, 25 years or so later, can find it’s way back to the exact place where it was hatched?
3. What fish uses a form of smell to find its way back to its spawning ground after traveling from the west coast half way to Japan?
4. What mammal “sings” without opening its mouth and actually recorded an album that was a hit?I have to admit that if there is any subject that is week in our homeschool, it is science. Don’t get me wrong, I love science and so do my kids, but we just haven’t found anything that totally clicks before this year. We have been very fortunate to review a few science homeschool items that have really helped. Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth sent to us by Fishflix.com is one of those items. Living Waters is the third film in The Design of Life Series produced by Illustra Media.
Before I go into the content of this excellent video, let me tell you that the quality of this video is excellent, So many organizations are putting out videos that have worthwhile content, but aren’t necessarily well done. Living Waters is very well done. The cinematography is breathtaking, and the animations are first class. This is no haphazard low budget video. This is very well done.
Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth sets out to dispute the theory of evolution by giving examples of four sea creatures that are so complex that there is no way that they can be the result of natural selection and random changes.
It gives the example of a sea turtle and how, after it hatches, can travel thousands of miles but twenty five years later, in order to lay eggs, can still locate the exact place where it hatched by using a complex internal magnetic compass.
It gives the example of a pacific salmon where, after born, can make there way down stream and down river to the pacific ocean, travel over half way to Japan then circle back to find the exact tributary, river and stream where they were born by using a map of smells and other chemical signals.
Dozens of mammals, birds, insects and reptiles have similar migration systems as the sea turtle and pacific salmon. Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth explains how it is virtually impossible for completely unrelated things to evolve in the same way.
It gives the example of the Hump Back Whale and how complex this enormous creature is yet evolution claims that this sea mammal must have evolved from a land creature. However, scientists have shown that just two of the many mutations that are needed to happen would take 100 million years to to complete, However, geological records show that the earth is only nine million years old. This is a puzzling thing to many evolution scientists. Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth explains all of this as well.
Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth is fascinating! I learned so much from this 68 minute DVD. The added beautiful cinematography and fantastic graphics are just an added bonus to all of the knowledge that you will gain. Although much of the information is advanced and probably wouldn’t be totally understood by even teens and adults, Living Waters is done in such a way that even a young child will gain something from it. It is truly a video that the entire family would enjoy. My kids each gave it two thumbs up!
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I’m sure you figured out the answers to my little quiz at the beginning of this post but just in case you didn’t, here they are.
2. Sea Turtle
3. Pacific Salmon
4. Hump Back Whale