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Michael Mosley Michael Mosley | 12:01 UK time, Wednesday, 27 April 2011

When I was a young medical student, it was felt that the best way to get a really good understanding of the workings of the human body was by dissecting a corpse.

Altruistic individuals would leave their bodies for students, like me, to tremblingly dissect.

These days you can get a more intimate and revealing understanding of the workings of the body by other methods.

This is largely thanks to improvements in scanning technology and far more sophisticated microscopy.

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Inside The Human Body, a series I have just finished making for BBC One, does what it says in the title. We decided to turn our cameras on the animal we love best - ourselves.

I was chosen to present the series because I have a background in medicine.

I trained as a doctor and have more than 20 years experience as a science journalist. I've presented a number of series for the BBC, including recently, The Young Ones and Blood And Guts: A History Of Surgery.

In this series we showcase the latest scientific images of the body, including a fabulous sequence of a human face forming inside the womb.

We also reveal some of the more unusual and surprising ways in which your body, minute-by-minute, struggles to keep you alive.

To illustrate the latest science we also filmed people who have managed to get their bodies to do some pretty amazing things, like breaking the world free-diving record or teaching their eyes to see with perfect clarity deep underwater.

I was particularly impressed by a magician who could do the most unbelievable tricks with his hyper-flexible hands.

Three babies, from the Creation episode of Inside The Human Body

The series covers the human experience from conception to death.

So, not only do you see the moment when sperm enters egg, detonating a series of violent explosions, viewers also see the moment when 84-year-old Gerald, surrounded by his family, draws his last breath.

In the programme that features Gerald, First To Last, we learn about all the things that the body does to keep itself in balance (homeostasis), and what happens when this balance is lost.

Gerald had terminal cancer but what ultimately killed him was probably his body's inability to maintain his red blood cell count.

Gerald agreed to be filmed because he thought it would be helpful to show that it is possible to pass away painlessly, at home, surrounded by your loved ones.

It's a series I greatly enjoyed making, partly because of the people in it like Gerald, partly because I learnt so much about the workings of my own body. I hope you get the time to watch.

Michael Mosley is the presenter of Inside The Human Body.

Inside The Human Body begins on BBC One and BBC One HD at 9pm on Thursday, 5 May.

You can watch the making of the programme on red button after each episode.

For further programme times, please visit the upcoming episodes page.

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Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    I'm still a young medical student and I completely agree with Michael about the value of dissection; something we are still fortunate enough to do at UCL.

    As second year exams approach, I am surrounded by tottering piles of textbooks and lecture notes precariously balanced on my desk, making it through long days (and nights) of revision with endless cups of black coffee. In this crazy period of cramming for exams, it's far too easy to lose sight of just how amazing the human body is. The fascination about ourselves that draws so many into medicine - myself included - becomes lost in a fog of exam questions. I hope this series will help keep me sane during my revision!

    Michael Mosley is an excellent and engaging presenter as he has proved on many occasions. In particular, I loved 'Medical Mavericks' and 'Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery'. I look forward to this latest series with great interest.

  • Comment number 2.

    The programme was interesting but the background music was very intrusive and spoilt my enjoyment. I could hardly hear the presenter in some parts.

  • Comment number 3.

    "The top lip along with the jaw and palate started life as gill-like structures on your neck."

    Perhaps Dr. Mosley would be kind enough to site some scientific evidence for using the descriptive term 'gill-like structures'. As far as I am aware, the slits or whatever you might like to call them do not have any gill-like function. Indeed they do not have any function to do with gaseous exchange.

    The structures are 'gill-like' because Dr. Mosley chooses to call them 'gill-like' but with all due respect this is hardly a basis for accepting the description as scientifically correct.

    I honestly thought that this tired old line had long been discredited but I guess old habits die hard.

  • Comment number 4.

    It annoys me when scientists claim that because there are similarities in the makeup of creatures, in this case, man and fish, that the one evolved from the other. When you look at the work of an artist or an author, their works are distinguishable by certain traits and characteristics that we refer to as the style of the artist, yet each piece of art work is considered to be a stand alone piece. As far as I'm concerned this is where intelligent design comes in to play. If God is the Author, then His trademark style will be seen in each work of art, offering clues that each one was made by the same Creator.

  • Comment number 5.

    Andrewpb is right comparative embryonic development between species has long been discredited as an indication of evolution. Evolutionist delight in mocking the concept of burning bushes and virgin births but do not see the absurdity of stating that we came from fish! Both sides require a tremendous act of faith

  • Comment number 6.

    Shame the BBC have allowed a show which tries to say we came from fish, or was it monkeys, maybe hyenas will be next for a dillusional Darwinist. What happened to Genesis ch1 v1 - In the beginning God created . . . . . and so on...

  • Comment number 7.

    Unfortantly I missed this on TV, I did however catch it on iplayer and it's really interesting and in my opinion, out of all the shows that are on the BBC this has a real essence of what the BBC means it makes you interested to watch, and when you do it's like it makes a connection to you as the viewer.

  • Comment number 8.

    Does anyone know the name of the song played at around 25 minutes when the synchronised diving twins are diving off the board?

  • Comment number 9.

    I studied embryology in university in the late sixties, and it was made clear to us then that visceral clefts in enbryos should never be referred to as "gill-like structures" While they develop into gills in fish, they follow a different developmental path in other vertebrates. I cannot imagine that such inaccuracies have become acceptable to biologists fifty years later.

  • Comment number 10.

    "Shame the BBC have allowed a show which tries to say we came from fish, or was it monkeys, maybe hyenas will be next for a dillusional Darwinist."

    "Evolutionist delight in mocking the concept of burning bushes and virgin births but do not see the absurdity of stating that we came from fish! Both sides require a tremendous act of faith"

    One word, Evidence!

    This is a science programme. Science has shown, using literally mountains of supporting evidence, that evolution is a fact that is way, way beyond reasonable doubt. "Same on the BBC"? If the BBC were ever to suggest otherwise in a science programme without evidence just to appease religious fundamentalists, I would immediately stop watching these programmes.

    One thing though from my own point of view. This is extremely similar in content to a series made a few years back with Robert Winston, why make the same thing again?

    Otherwise, very entertaining and interesting.

  • Comment number 11.

    "To appease religious fundamentalism", that's a very personal and harsh phrase from ferg1977. But it's encouraging how the word of God ignites passion in all of us; albeit in spurts of unbelief in some. "In the beginning God created" is not up for negotiation I'm afraid, God said in the bible that He made animal, fish, bird and human flesh different and that hasn't changed as far as I am aware - fish are still fish, birds are still birds etc etc. The 'evidence' you refer to as presented was a presumption and if you read the embryologists report (point 9 in this series of comments) they should not have been referred to as gills. I'm afraid your evidence is as about as good as a wet paper bag. Again, see Genesis ch1 v 1, and will I rest my case. Religious fundamentalism isn't my motive, you first elected to mention religion in your reply , I just have an opinion my friend, just like you.
    You should also maybe know that Charles Darwin rejected his theories in his book 'origin of the species' and accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour before he died. Where does that leave your stance on evolution ?

  • Comment number 12.

    The second part of this series deals with live coverage of the last breath of a dying man. I'm sure some people watching the programme will have experienced a recent bereavement. Having information available about the cross government programme Tell Us Once, which can notify other central and local government agencies for services such as passports, Blue Badges, adult service and many more on the customer's behalf, would be greatly appreciated. Providing this service through local authorities and ensuring Tell Us Once uses the same information provided by the customer many times on their behalf saves them time and money and improves the general level of customer service at a time when bereaved people are often at their most vulnerable.

    The Tell Us Once service is currently available in 44 local authorities and will be made available across the country by the end of the year.

  • Comment number 13.

    While this program certainly contained some interesting facts about the reproductive sequence, it has again avoided what is perhaps the most important phenomenon of the whole process. We have tended to accept the fertilized egg divides and goes on dividing until a baby is produced. Actually, what would happen if the cells kept dividing, eventually what you would get is a big blob of identical cells. You don't of course - the life produced has e.g. a head at one end and feet at the other. The program, in common with unquestioning understanding, said the cells arrange themselves into the emerging baby. This seems rather improbable given that relative to gravity there is no up and down as the baby may be at any angle. This then, would suggest some kind of influence 'outside' the emerging physical baby. E.g. Dr. Richard Gerber suggests there is a kind of 'higher energy' body which controls growth (and future health) which is influenced by such things as acupuncture, but not readily observable by the senses. E.g. Dr. Paul Brunton suggests that existence anyway is purely mental so all things come from that. Religious people would say that God is behind it, although this may just move the unknown further down the road.
    Whatever is the case, living things in early life are virtually the only things in the physical world that become more complex with time, unlike virtually everything else which decays. Perhaps the reproductive process is pointing to a need to view life as not the purely physical existence we have come to believe.

  • Comment number 14.

    40 minutes into the video of episode one of the program claims our embryo’s faces are shaped the way they are because we are descendants of fish, what the author is referring to is Ernst Haeckels embryological drawings which were proven wrong in 1874 and saw Haeckel charged of fraud on 5 separate occasions for trying to mislead the general population into :

    a) Giving him credit for his research
    b) Getting people to believe in his faith of evolution

    The folds of skin the author refers to in the program which he believes we were given by descendants of fish via gills slits are actually folds of skin which develop into the throat and ears. I don’t understand why this is still being taught by what I thought up until 40 mins was a fantastic credible program with lots of good biology in it when it was proven wrong over 130 years ago.

    Also why does the program have to mention origin?? What the has that got to do with science? the subject of origin is purely RELIGIOUS there is no evidence of evolution whatsoever so any such statement is based purely on FAITH!

    What concerns me is that I work at a school and a teacher asked me to set this program up on BBC iplayer for the class tomorrow, i feel like the general public is paying for the humanist religion to be taught in our school system but yet one mention of the word god and you are ridiculed!

    What a shame the program had so much potential to be a great one

  • Comment number 15.

    Just walked in as the programme was drawing to a close and was blown away by the peace, calm and natural death of the gentleman. As a District Nurse I thank him and his family for allowing us to share in such an intimate moment and dispelling the myth that death is a horrible, painful and unbearably distressing experience. In fact, here one would argue that death is a less painful experience than birth and can be a very gentle transition from this world to the next. Can't wait to see the programme in its entirety!

  • Comment number 16.

    12/05/2011 - outstanding programme - thank you. Gerald's family should be thanked too - such a priviledge to share the final part of his life.

  • Comment number 17.

    Dear Michael,

    Just want to say what a fantastic programme tonight 'First to Last' on your series. The end of life scene was handled beautifully and very sensitively and was incredibly like my own father's death. Your sensitive, informative commentary was compelling and hit the perfect note, and helped to understand exactly what happens during those last minutes of a human, or any life for that matter.

    I no longer believe there is a god of any sort and the more one learns about science and nature only re-affirms my thoughts in that direction, and I imagine you feel the same.

    Wonderful programme, thank you.

    Peter Barker

  • Comment number 18.

    I have just been privileged to watch the death of Gerald, and i have been moved to tears. Not only was this a fascinating documentary, but it showed the reality of a death, one of society's taboos. It was done without mawkishness or gloom, but with dignity and respect. I hope that Gerald's family will remember him now as an educator too.

  • Comment number 19.

    I am a junior ward sister and I must say what a brave man Gerald was to allow those most private moments to be filmed and for the general public to see what we see - the cheyne stoking; the pallor. Well done the BBC for breaking that taboo without over dramatising it and being so respectful. Hopefully now some of the myth and fear of death and dying can be removed and people see that for many death is a release from the relentless pain and disease that terminally ill patients suffer.

  • Comment number 20.

    There are an awful lot of comments on here from the religious lobby. Some incorrect and frankly ludicrous ones.

    Darwin found Christ again on his death bed - false. "God said in the bible that He made animal, fish, bird and human flesh different and that hasn't changed as far as I am aware - fish are still fish, birds are still birds etc" Of course they are, the Bible was only written over 2,000 years ago - less than a blink of an eye in evolutionary terms ! This shows blind ignorance of the theory of evolution like all the other ignorant comments. There was no science in those days, so God was a good explanation, like all the other Gods dreamt up by man over millennia. Open your minds and actually READ a book on evolution - we DID NOT EVOLVE FROM CHIMPANZEES - that's why they are still here!

  • Comment number 21.

    Michael - an amazing show that captures the wonder of the human body. Im 33 years old and work as a banker but i am considering going into medicine. A programme like this comfirms my belief that this is the right choice. Thoughtfully made and presented, the story of life, from birth to death, is an amazing one which the majority of us do not know or fully appreciate. The human body is indeed an exquisite machine.

  • Comment number 22.

    Dear Michael - I just wanted to thank you (and Gerald & his family) for tonight's episode of 'Inside the Human Body'. The final 10 minute piece charting Gerald's decline and death was dignified, respectful and full of warmth and humanity. Your previous programmes have all been of high quality, but thanks to the generosity of Gerald and his family you have made a piece of film that directly challenges the lingering tendency in our society to treat death as something shameful and unclean. It was handled very sensitively and, in its own way, quite beautiful.

  • Comment number 23.

    I have been moved to tears by your programmes and its description of the wonders of life, both from the beginning to the end, for reasons of sorrow as well as for joy. For any of us to be here at all, and to make it to Gerald's wonderful autumn years (God bless him and his family for allowing us to share such a very private moment), is in itself a miracle. Lets hope that your bringing this natural miracle of "life" to the forefront of peoples' consciousness helps a few people to realise exactly how lucky they actually are. P.S. Bill Bryson (US-born writer) might like your programme!

  • Comment number 24.

    I was moved to tears when it came to end of geralds life it woz very sad

  • Comment number 25.

    This is a brilliant new series and really brings to life the complexities and wonders of our very existence. Also great showcase for our current understanding of the workings of our amazing body, brought to life by the fabulous CGI. I will be watching every week in wonder.

    It would be a great idea for future series and also I'm sure a big eye opener those abusing their bodies like smokers etc. to show the incredible damage we can do to ourselves. An episode like this would I'm sure get my girlfriend to quit!

  • Comment number 26.

    I would just like to thank Gerald and his family for allowing us the privilege of being present at his death. What a lovely man he was, that was obvious. And what a selfless act to allow us to share such a personal moment to help us understand the science of our bodies and lives. I was in tears and yet felt such an overwhelming warmth for this obviously kind, good man. God Bless him.

  • Comment number 27.

    RE: Episode 2. First to Last -- I'm shocked and appalled by your blatant and damaging ignorance in the inclusion (and exploitation) of a women (Debbie) who clearly has a serious eating disorder, and your failing to acknowledge this beyond brushing it off as a"problem". The women said she is terrified by the idea of eating a meal! This is a horrible message to send to people and while, sure, it demonstrates your point you could have had a bit more tact in choosing your example.

  • Comment number 28.

    Dear Michael,
    Thank you for the best series I ever watched. Outstanding! Perfect! Life changing!
    After watching how brilliantly you presented Gerald's story, I'm sure the next two episodes will be as amazing as the first two.
    Thank you very much!
    P.S. Sorry, I have to make a point about "gills to cheer you up. In my opinion it is very narrow minded to start picking on tiny details and make assumptions about what program is trying to say. In opposite, I think your series more than any other show the miracle in our creation and existence.

  • Comment number 29.

    There does not seem to be much about science in this blog! I am puzzled by the case of the firefighter, who 'owed his survival' to the 3 pounds of sweat he produced. Since this sweat was all trapped inside his suit, it could not have evaporated, and therefore could not have taken any heat energy from his body. His survival was due to the relatively short time he spent in the inferno combined with the insulation of his suit and the high thermal capacity of the human body, consisting as it does of about 80% water.

  • Comment number 30.

    Thank you very much, Michael Mosley, for two great programmes! I look forward to the remaining ones. Also, I'd like to say how much I appreciated Gerald allowing us to watch his dying moments. His family will feel very proud of what he has done, and I would think this will help to some degree with their grieving. I certainly pray so.

  • Comment number 31.

    Well, what an amazing film documenting life and of course, death. Thank you Gerald and rest in piece.
    I'm here at the start of my life and this film and Gerald, have excited me and made me want to flourish and achieve in my life, just as my body does!

  • Comment number 32.

    Amazing, interesting, breath-taking..this series should be used in schools to educate our children. WOW

  • Comment number 33.

    What a wonderful series that I chanced upon by accident while browsing iplayer. There have been many comments about how generous Gerald was to allow us to observe his death and I would like to add my thanks to his family for allowing this, which was very sensitively handled. I would also add that I was very impressed with the surgeon who performed the cleft palate operations. At one point he mentioned that other people might think such children are ugly to look at. He said "I can see the beauty there because I know what she could look like". What a marvellous thing if we could all look beyond appearances to the person beneath.

  • Comment number 34.

    I work in the NHS as a Complementary Health Therapist with terminally ill patients in the main hospital in Edinburgh and I was touched by the respectful and sensitive way that the episode last week dealt with dying and the gentleman who was filmed in his home with his family in the last few days and hours of his life. I watched it with my 13 year old daughter and I thought what a wonderful educational resource this episode and the other episodes of Inside the Human Boday. Is it likely that this wonderful series could be used in secondary schools. It would help children to get an insight into how amazing the human body is and to "see" how it works and the miracles that it performs. Thank you for all those who were involved in the making of this beautiful series.

  • Comment number 35.

    Can someone explain to me how it is possible that sweating can cool someone if there is no chance for that sweat to evaporate? Michael Mosley showed a man in heavy firefighter clothing walking through flames and explained that if it wasn't for his ability to sweat he could not have survived that.

    While we're at it can someone explain why a lizard would 'go into shock' if taken outside into cool air. A lizard would become inert in cool temperatures, would find it difficult to find and digest food and eventually die, but it wouldn't go into shock.

  • Comment number 36.

    Inside the Human Body, Building Your Brain, 22 minutes in, Michael Mosley stated, "Learning to balance and coordinate your body is so complex that the area of your brain devoted to this one task involves as many cells as the whole of the rest of your brain put together".
    This seems to mean that HALF MY BRAIN is devoted (solely?) to physical coordination. That can't be right, can it? Clarification please!

  • Comment number 37.

    For all those people going on about the inaccuracy of the gill-like structure comment - why? This programme is clearly not intended for scientists but for people who don't know a lot about the body. Whilst it's true I might have found it more interesting had more scientific terms and ideas been used, I don't think that's the idea of the series.

    Also, for all those people commenting with religious ideas ... why watch a programme like this if you're too narrow minded to consider the thousands of years worth of evidence for evolution built up since the bible was written? But most importantly, no-one's claiming that we evolved from fish; humans and fish evolved from a common ancestor millions of years in the past which is why there may be similar features (although most similarities are shown in DNA stucture, cytochrome-c similarities etc.)

  • Comment number 38.

    Thank you Micheal Mosley and the BBC for a wonderful series, it has been an informative and brilliant easy to follow series. My husband could only listen as he does not like as he puts it gory tv! It was anything like gory in my opinion! Thank you again hope he makes yet another series. Annette

  • Comment number 39.

    I'd be more happy to pay the fee if more programs like this were on, ever since I first seen walking with dinosaurs I have been looking for other programs like it but none ever come close only the BBC and the people they work with have the magic to bring anything like this program and make it personal, make it come to life, let's you understand what's going on instead of just telling whats going on and a little bit of info then moving on, and lastly makes everything worth watching.

  • Comment number 40.

    To Michael Mosley and the team that created Inside the Human Body, congratulations! This series deserves a Bafta at the least. I should encourage teachers and educators alike to use this amazing and wonderfully crafted visual aid in their schools which has been developed with the utmost sensitivity to both human feelings and cultures. I had been drawn to tears many times whilst watching every episode of what I now consider to be one of, if not the only, BBC's finest television marvel. Thank you for this enlightenment. You should all be very proud of this brilliant feat. And deservedly, you should all be recognised with a plethora of awards, especially Michael. All the best!

  • Comment number 41.

    Thank you BBC for creating / showing this series and thank you, Michael, for your wonderful presentation...
    I really enjoy the series and was incredibly moved by the very dignified, sad yet beautiful experience of Gerald's dying moments. Thank you to Gerald and to his family for sharing this...
    I was also very impressed with the episode on the development of the brain and how wonderfully adaptable it is... And how the body defends itself is just amazing... What fantastic bodies we have!
    It's interesting how much we take for granted - because it all goes on "in the background"... The series brings so much of that from the background into the open where we can learn so much about the everyday miracles of human life...
    Wonderful series...

  • Comment number 42.

    I think the most memorable scene of this series was definately the moment Gerald died. I have nothing but admiration for him and his family for agreeing to have such an intimate moment filmed and watched by the public, and for the show itself, for depicting the taboo subject of death so honestly. And from looking at previous comments, it is obvious that a lot of people feel the same way.
    I also loved the epic battle between the flu virus and the phagocytes. The graphics were spectacular, as was the music. I had no idea just how much our bodies do for us on a daily basis - thank you BBC, and thank you, phagocytes!

  • Comment number 43.

    Having so enjoyed this marvellous series, may I suggest that something similar be created about how the body's physiology changes in response to fitness traning. This would seem partuicularly appropriate next year with the onset of the Olympics. Changes in the blood supply, muscle development, mental training, different training regimes for different sports--ideas seem endless.

  • Comment number 44.

    There are many things wrong about these films, however I would like to say that I am very pleased that medical science is being promoting by the BBC. But firstly I agree with Sir David Attenborough in that the CGI could be misleading, as the representation of cell biology throughout the films is not necessarily that clear-cut. I believe that the BBC need to challange their audience more, by doing this any misleading footage could be avoided. Secondly, the misleading nature of the programme extends to the presenter himself who is in fact a medical journalist and not a doctor as is implied throughout the series.

  • Comment number 45.

    I would like to congratulate and thank Mr. Michael Mosley and his team, as well as BBC for showing us the marvellous creation of Allah and especially the details in His amazing creation in humans.
    The science indeed shows us that the living things cannot come into being coincidentally. We know that even a single protein molecule cannot come into being by itself in a gradual manner.

  • Comment number 46.

    This is truly the most educational, interesting & mind blowing programme my husband & myself have seen on the television for a long time & Michael Mosley's commentary & explanation in terms that people from a non medical background can understand & enjoy

    We think this programme should get some sort of recognition in the form of an award for it's contents & presentation.

    Would also like to know if the programme is available for sale on dvd?

  • Comment number 47.

    Regarding the debate about evolution, I don't expect anyone who believes in the creation to believe in evolution but would like to point out that although many Christians believe the Bible to be the word of God, by default if one doesn't believe in God, then one would not believe what the Bible says. Christians have only one reference book, whereas science has many.

    Creationism has not been taught in schools for a long time as the weight behind the theory of evolution is so much more convincing. Surely good parents would want their child to have the benefit of both theories in order for them to make their own choice.
    The annoyance of some over the "gill like structures" has surprised me. Surely you can say something is like something else without it being scientifically correct...???
    The series was not meant to be in place of studying medicine at university was it? ;)
    Anyway, I loved the series!!

    Thank you Michael...........excellent........esp. watching the beautiful passage into death.......amazing!

  • Comment number 48.

    It's been interesting reading the comments about this program, both from determined Creationsist and avid Evolutionists. I do find it fascintating that both sides claim that their entriely unproven, in terms of non interpretable evidence anyway claim their side of the argument to have been proved. I have long searched for evidence of both, but all the evidence I can find anywhere points to adaptation, not evolution as we currently understand the term, anything past that point is every b9it as speculative as was much of Darwin's "Origin of the Species".

    I freely admit that I tend to come down on the side of Creation partly because from the things I see in such porograms as the one we are commenting on here, Creation comes across to me aimply as the most logical, and simplest explanation. The number of coincidences needed for Evolution to be a fact are far too strong for unguided change.

    Unlike most of those on both sides I freely admit I may be wrong, but I do not believe, on current information, that I am. However once anyone comes up wiuth completely un arguable proof, which cannot be interreted to indicate both theories, I shall continue to believe in Creation, but have, if not an open mind, one that is not locked against real evidence.

  • Comment number 49.

    Nananina,

    True, Christians only have one reference book, but any book that has proved as accurate historically and prophetically as the bible has, is certainly worthy of consideration. I know many people consider that the bible contradicts itself, but I suspect they are only taking the wqord of others rather than looking deepply enough into it ti find out if it truly does, or if the appearance of contradiction simply means misunderstanding of what is being saiid. I have studied the bible for a number of years, decades even, and have rad it a number of times, in various translations. Studying it closely I cannot escape the conclusion that though there have been many writers involved there ash truly only been one mind behind it, since it has a consistent theme and message from Genesis to Revelations.

    True others have more reference books, but what help is that if they are mianlybiased towards the viewpoint of the authors? As the famous wise man Solomon wrote in Ecclestiastes 12:11,12 "11 The words of the wise ones are like oxgoads, and just like nails driven in are those indulging in collections [of sentences]; they have been given from one shepherd. 12 As regards anything besides these, my son, take a warning: To the making of many books there is no end, and much devotion [to them] is wearisome to the flesh." Don't judge by quantity, trust quality more.

  • Comment number 50.

    i dont think so about evolution has many evicedences
    and
    creation has only holy Bible.
    it is not a true idea. because evoulutionist always says everything emerged by coincidences and we dont need to God and science has many evidence about this.
    i invite you to think again and think deeper. where is the transitional forms ? there are more than 100 proteins must coexist for synthesising just one protein. in addition this circumstances not enough for protein synthesis so this system need certain Ph level, hot degree, density etc.. therefore we understand a full cell must be coexist for being even one protein. science prove that protein can not emerged by chance in the nature. what does it mean ?
    IT MEANS EVOLUTION IS IMPOSSIBLE
    On the other hand we observ many scientific facts lead us to God orchestrated all biological and geological processes and also all universe are controlling by God. Because there is no simple or broken or not working properly, systems or living beings in anywhere of the universe. This is fact, this what science says. For example there are 220 different type of human body cell and in a human cell there are roughly 200.000 different protein but some of them are special and secreting at the special cell type. One of them is hemoglobin and hemoglobin is synthesises for only red blood cell. other 219 type of body cell dont have hemoglobin but they also have same gene as red blood cell. This is a success of our peerless regulatory system. if is this delicate system not working properly in every frame of our whole life, we may die.
    İf there is a regular system there have to be regulator.
    conclusion
    God is the regulator and creator of whole huge universe

  • Comment number 51.

    This show is very educational however more consideration should be placed on the viewers. As with other television series, the display of certain content can be offensive and is prohibited from being aired. I agree with the user who said that not everyone would have appreciated the broadcasting of Gerald’s death in light of their own bereavement. I lost my appetite after viewing a part of Episode 4 during the double hand transplant. I could see where efforts were being made to prevent broadcasting disturbing images however I think you have to tighten up on your skills. The viewers’ thoughts and feelings should motivate the producer’s actions. At the end of the day, you don’t want to lose your viewers to some mind numbing show on a different channel. It’s bad for the show and it trotting in a death path for the channel. Please consider my thoughts.

 

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