Wednesday, November 18, 2009

'The Mysterious Islands' -- a New Film Shot on the Galapagos Islands Which Challenges Darwin

More than 2,500 to Attend Tampa Premiere of 'The Mysterious Islands' -- a New Film Shot on the Galapagos Islands Which Challenges Darwin

TAMPA, Nov. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- More than 2,500 people have reserved tickets to attend tonight's Tampa premiere of The Mysterious Islands, a new film that debunks the conclusions Charles Darwin reached during his storied trip to the Galapagos Islands during the voyage of the HMS Beagle. Shot and directed by the award-winning Jon and Andy Erwin of Erwin Brothers Motion Pictures, the 100-minute documentary is being featured in special screenings around the country in anticipation of the November 24 anniversary date of the publication of Darwin's influential book, On the Origin of Species. The film will be showing tonight on five screens at Channelside I-Max Theater in Tampa, Florida. More than 800 attended last night's premiere in Durham, North Carolina, and interest in the film continues to build. 

"The Galapagos Islands are a showcase of God's creation, not a laboratory for evolution, as Darwin claimed," noted Doug Phillips, executive producer of The Mysterious Islands. "Our film captures the wonder of the intriguing flora and fauna of the Galapagos, even as it shows where Darwin went wrong in his observations. And we are excited to be able to show this contrast to audiences around the country through our new film." 

The Mysterious Islands takes viewers deep beneath the ocean waves among hundreds of white-tip sharks, over lava fields covered with salt-spitting marine iguanas, and to the unusual habitat of blue-footed boobies and flightless cormorants. Featuring the only team of Creationists and Christian scientists to shoot a documentary on the Galapagos during 2009 -- Darwin's anniversary year -- The Mysterious Islands brings a fresh perspective on Charles Darwin and his Theory and presents sweeping cinematography of one of the most remote, desolate, and fascinating island chains in the world. 

"The subtitle of Darwin's landmark book is often overlooked: "the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life,'" Phillips observed. "Darwin's ideas should not be celebrated on the anniversary of his book, for they have contributed to the dehumanization and murder of millions through the rise of Nazism, the proliferation of racism, Marxism, widespread abortion, and the horrors of eugenics." 

"Yet we do have cause to rejoice as we consider the greatness of God's created world," remarked Phillips. "And the footage we captured as we walked where Darwin walked on the Galapagos Islands offers an amazing testimony of this." 

The Mysterious Islands, a cinematically beautiful adventure film, was shot earlier this year and examines the same unusual creatures Darwin saw while on the Galapagos Islands and shows where he erred. Told through the eyes of 16-year-old Joshua Phillips, the documentary presents a remarkable quest to "Darwin's Eden" with Joshua, his father, and a team of scientists and investigators, including Dr. John Morris, president of the Institute for Creation Research. 

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To interview Doug Phillips regarding "The Mysterious Islands" contact Gregg Wooding of I AM PR Services by email at or by phone at (972) 567-7660.