Sunday, November 14, 2010
After fifty years of broadcasting, Sir David Attenborough goes back to the very beginning of life to reveal an astonishing alien-looking world. If "science is poetry of reality", this mesmerizing feature is certainly a proof of it.
First Life tackles the subject of the origin of life on Earth. He investigates the evidence from the earliest fossils, which suggest that complex animals first appeared in the oceans around 500 million years ago, an event known as the Cambrian Explosion. Trace fossils of multicellular organisms from an even earlier period, the Ediacaran biota, are also examined. The naturalist travels to Canada, Morocco and Australia, using some of the latest fossil discoveries and their nearest equivalents amongst living species to reveal what life may have been like at that time. The series utilises cutting-edge visual effects to reconstruct and animate the extinct life forms.
If you don't like Megavideo, here are some alternative sites where you can watch this.
BTW, I'm running out of good videos to share so I'm really sorry for posting less frequently lately. If you have some recommendations, please do post it in the comment so I can check it out.
Anyway, enjoy watching this great documentary video.
Posted by Naj at 1:14 AM