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Thread #123606   Message #2723365
Posted By: Desert Dancer
14-Sep-09 - 10:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Evolution ... or perhaps not ...
Subject: RE: BS: Evolution ... or perhaps not ...
It looks like an interesting film and I'm looking forward to seeing it (but then, my training is in evolutionary biology and I'm pretty much an atheist - in the non-evangelical sense). It is directly about Darwin's personal crisis of belief resulting both from the development of his theory and the death of his eldest daughter and in the context of his wife's devout faith.

Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connally (who are married in real-life) play Darwin and his wife: Creation, the movie. (I think the producers are looking for a little controversy with that title!)

It will undoubtedly be controviersial, but I'm sure it will find a distributor -- plenty of other controversial films have gotten out there. As a talky costume drama, I wonder how it will do at the box office for other reasons... as mentioned in some of the comments. I expect to see it here at our art theater, not at the big multi-plexes, although we have one that does some of the foreign-language films and whatnot that might show it.

What I bothers me a little bit is what it might do to the legitimate argument that the concept of evolution is not necessarily incompatible with faith in God.

~ Becky in Tucson