If you are interested in the prehistoric extraterrestrial visitations and the possibility that and advanced alien race created humans once in the distant past,
then you will want to see the new science-fiction movie Prometheus that hits theaters on June 8, 2012.
Authors like Erich von Däniken, Zecharia Sitchin, Robert Temple, W. Raymond Drake and
Harold T. Wilkins, just to mention a few have contributed to the increased interest in the Ancient Astronauts theory, according to
which advanced alien beings visited out planet in antiquity and made contact with humans.
Ancient Aliens, a very popular documentary has also played an importnat role as it has let the public examine
evidence of ancient alien visitations all across the world.
"They went out looking for our beginning and what they found could be our end," that is how the highly-anticipated movie starts.
Prometheus is directed by Ridley Scott, who is also the man behind the movies "Alien" and "Blade Runner.
Make no mistake about it, Ridley Scott does believe not believe we are alone in the Universe.
"I just don't buy the idea that we're alone. There's got to be some form of life out there., " Scott says.
Ridley Scott - director of Prometheus.
In Prometheus, a human crew is sent on a long journey to a near-by star system to explore a planet believed to host an advanced civilization.
It is a mission of scientific exploration.
The Prometheus, named for the Titan in Greek mythology who stole fire from the gods and gave it to human, and paid a terrible price for doing so is
following a star map found at various unrelated archeological sites on Earth.
The commonality of these images leads the scientists to believe that the map may help them discover humanity's origins.
A scene from the movie.
The movie deals with a number of controversial and sensitive questions. Did aliens create the human race? Is there a conflict between faith
in God and evidence that extra-terrestrials were responsible for mankind's existence on earth?
A scene from the movie.
"Prometheus" scientist Elizabeth Shaw, played by actress Noomi Rapace is both a scientific as well as religious person.
After discovering a series of mysterious symbols written inside a cave, a deeply religious Shaw sets on a intergalactic quest to prove her theory that humans were created by alien life forms.
"Because she has that faith -- that's what makes her a survivor. It's her faith that
saves her, not the science. It's not the brain, but the heart, and I find that quite beautiful," Rapace said.
A scene from the movie.
Scott explained that Shaw's religious faith was based in part on dinner he shared with nine astrophysicists, including three scientists from NASA.
"Scientist who are believers -- that's not unique," Scott said. "I asked, 'Who in this room believes in God?' And four put their hands up.
It's kind of odd that somebody working with such specific clarity will say, 'Well, actually, you know, I hate to tell you -- but I believe in God.' So, that's an abstract thing called faith."
David, an android who joins the scientists and crew on their mission to find their alien creators, is intrigued by Shaw's faith.
Will the movie change peoples' attitude towards God?
"I really do believe that it's ridiculous for us to think that we're the only intelligent life in the universe. I don't expect people to
abandon religion or science after seeing this, but I certainly expect them to look up to the skies," says Marshall-Green, who plays Charlie
Holloway, an extreme archeologist who, along with fellow scientist Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace), leads a crew across space to discover the key to mankind's creation.
Despite the advancement of science and technology, Marshall-Green believes that humans will always have faith,
even if it's one day proven that aliens were our creators, not God.
"I absolutely think that religion will always be a part of humanity, because it was one of the first inventions of man," he said.
"The more you go into it, the more you realize that it kind of makes sense. You stand outside at night, you look at the galaxy,
and think, The fact that we think we're the only ones here is entirely ridiculous. It's an arrogance to believe that we're the only ones here," Ridley Scott says.
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Biblical Giant Body Of Water Is Mysteriously Disappearing
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Mysterious Monolith At Gardom's Edge Was An Ancient Astronomical Calendar
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The orientation and inclination of the slope is aligned to the altitude of the Sun at mid-summer.
Scots Are Descendants Of A Lost Race
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New ground-breaking study suggests that Scots are descendants of long lost tribes from the Sahara.
In addition, the study also reveals that Scots are very closely related to Napoleon Bonaparte!
Mercury Surprises Scientists
On March 17, MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space Environment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) completed its one-year primary mission, orbiting Mercury, capturing nearly 100,000 images, and recording data
that reveals new information about the planet's core, topography, and the mysterious radar bright material in the permanently shadowed areas near the poles.
Fascinating Gigantic Creatures Today Totally Extinct
13,000 Years Ago Coexisted With Early Americans
The Ice Age world was, geologically, just a moment ago. Fascinating but today extinct giant animals, like mammoths, mastodons a
nd giant ground sloths, coexisted with early Americans in those days.
For millions of years, these animals survived, living in temperate climates and on the wind-swept lands of the frozen north –
great beasts weighing as much as eight tons and bearing tusks up to 16 feet long.