Duelity: Creationist and Darwinist Origin Stories Animated

Produced at the Vancouver Film School, this split-screen animation tells the story of Earth’ s origins from a creationist and Darwinist/evolutionist point of view. To make things more interesting (spoiler: stop reading now if you want to maintain the element of surprise), the scientific story is told using religious language, whereas the Biblical version is told as if it were the scientific one. The slightly confusing conclusion (its’ a zinger) shows how the language we use to present ideas influences their perception. And the ironic use of infographics tops off this visual and linguistic experiment.

On the homepage of the project, you can watch the videos separately and download them. Also, the YouTube channel of Vancouver Film School is always worth a visit.

By profession, Matthias Rascher teaches English and History at a High School in northern Bavaria, Germany. In his free time he scours the web for good links and posts the best finds on Twitter.

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  1. RandomReason says . . . | November 4, 2011 / 10:20 am

    It’s not confusing – it’s theological apologetics intended to a) promote the false notion that all science has done is to confirm the Biblical narrative, which after 1,000′s of years of literalism, they now pretend was “metaphorical” all along, and b) promote a strained mashing together of reality and myth, in order to claim that science and religion are compatible.

    You have been had.

  2. Holly says . . . | November 19, 2011 / 1:49 am


  3. Naman says . . . | March 17, 2012 / 2:23 pm

    Add the Qur’anic version, and it will be perfect. The Qur’an talks about the big bang, expansion of the universe, and six long periods or six epochs that took for universe to be created, then God created from earth’s elements, including water, earth, dust, clay, etc a Human.

    If they make this, it would be amazing.

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