By Duston On October 27, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous
Source: Louie Schwartzberg and TED.com
Mike, I enjoy your post so much and open my e-mail looking for your next post. I enjoy your love of plants and your common sense that you share with your readers. When Louie Schwartzberg shows up I hear his appreciation of nature but in a different vein, straight evolution, he crawled out of the ooze some 25 million years ago and that turns me off, I was created and still long to some day enjoy returning to the bosum of my creator, so ole Louie and I are on completely different pages. I don’t know how you feel about a creator but I suspect we agree more than disagree, but ole Louie, he’s not my kind of plant lover.Sorry, I didn’t listen to but about 2 minutes of him and turned it off.
John too bad you are so NARROW-minded, you missed the true wonder of nature.
Don’t even get me going on creationism or evolution. This is an ignorant argument that I would not dignify on this web site.
I always find it interesting that creatism is always attacked from a place of insult vs fact. That is because in recent years science has discounted evolution as a possible theory together with the “big bang”. Evolution and Adaptation are two entirely different things. We see adaptation (and mutation for that matter) every day; however it is a far cry from evolution which requires all sorts of faith. The film portion of Mike’s post is AMAZING and just provides another reason to stand in awe of the variety and beauty God saw fit to bestow on us in nature. Those bats…how awesome are they?!?
I totally agree. Watching that film just makes me stand in wonder at the creation of God. It would take more faith to believe in evolution. I do however respect another persons right to their opinion and hope that it would be reciprocated.
John, you missed the best part. Yes, I could tell right away that he is stuck in the evolution lie, but the actual video clip at about minute 3 is a beautiful testimony to our wonderful Creator. Go back & watch it again.
Thank you so very much for sharing this video, and all the informative, helpful video’s of your own that you share with us all Mike.
Wonderful video, Mike! Anybody who has the opportunity to see and hear this should do so. Louis Schwartzberg is a very knowledgeable man who knows how pollination works. Beautiful photography!
This is incredible footage. So beautiful it is jaw dropping.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Mike – thank you so much for sharing. The clips from Louie Schwartzberg’s film were almost overwhelming in their beauty.
I agree with you John. I too believe in God, the creator, not Darwin’s evolution. But, as Mike said, you could have started watching at a little after three minutes in when it’s just God’s amazing creation.
Cannot you see the creator in this film?
John: I am sorry to tell you that you maybe wrong. He never expressed himself at any point against the creator… He just said about life in a process of evolution (birth, childhood, …death, etc). But what I got was that we need to take care of our environment, because if we keep putting pesticides, and chemical, then we are killing our pollinators as bees and now the bats in Texas. He also expressed the magnificent of life how this little pollinators are very important for our life.
I think that this video was just so beautiful.. so worth it to show it to my children that are being homes chool. I haven’t found such a great way to show them how pollination happens.
I, like him, am speechless of Nature and especially my wonderful CREATOR, LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. THANK YOU FOR THOSE WONDERFUL POLLINATORS, that my children get to see in the back of my backyard, because we are growing so many trees and shrubs, and I don’t have the means to buy such an expensive cameras to show them this process, like Loui does here. Thank you so much LOUI
and G.d Bless you
I have always been a student of Botany. The study of plant life is most fascinating. The video of M.louis Schwartzberg “The hidden beauty of Pollination”, which I am very familiar with, is beautiful. Yet, there is another side to it – - the devastating insect life, which is a part of it. The sight of a beautiful bush or tree being swarmed by beautiful butterflies and completely devasted it! – - though I would be lost without BEES – - for I love honey!
I also disagree with Louie’s opinion about evolution but watched through to the end. The footage was amazing. How can someone film the beauty and organization of this world and believe it was not created by God?
Thank You Mike!!! I really enjoyed the Hidden Beauty of Pollination. The up-close was so fascinating of God’s creation. Super!!! I really appreciate the information you share with us.
thanks for doing something different and showing an awesome video of how truely beautiful nature is. I especially liked the hummingbird rolling over and over. wow. incredible photos.
Mike, Thanks so much for posting. Beautiful and inspiring photography. You and I are on the same page.
Kind regards, m
John…..it made me truly sad to read what you have written for I also believe in a Creator and want to return to his bossom …. but…..
where in your bible do you find that the Creator exclaimed “I have created and all things shll remain as they are”?? could you possibly imagine that the Creator finished his original tasks and then allowed evolution to refine and perfect the works created???
Faith was not intended to help us crawl into a hole and shut off our hearts and most of all our minds to things that are self evident…………nature has evolved and always is improving and adapting.
You should have watched the entire film……..nature is wondrous.
John, it is too bad that your closed mind robbed you of sharing in the beauty found in this video that Mike shared. It really is a beautiful video. (Thanks, Mike.) John, you speak of your creator and say that you and Louie Schwartzberg are on completely different pages because Louie talks of evolution (just barely in this video, I might add). John, the creator created everything we see and behold on this earth, including evolution. Your lack of understanding evolution is no excuse for closing your mind to it or to other of the creator’s creations you don’t understand. Such a shame that you allow yourself to miss out on so much because you find comfort in not knowing.
Too bad John that you shut it off two minutes into it just because someone says something you disagree with. In doing so you missed the most beautiful and amazing imagery I’ve ever seen. This was the whole point of the video, to see how amazing your garden is and the wildlife that depends on it and vice versa. Your loss.
John, how sad that you couldn’t watch this and see the beauty from the hands of our creator! Nature will evolve, otherwise it will die. It is the survival of the fittest and nature surely adapts to it’s surroundings just as surely as we do. It’s not a good idea, in my opinion, to judge something without having all of the facts. Watch the video dear, and see the wonderment of what our creator has lovingly given to us. There is a quote (I can’t remember from whom): One is never any nearer to God, than when he is in his garden! Give it another chance and open your eyes to the beauty that belongs to us, a gift from our creator…
One does not need to believe the verbiage to enjoy the pictures. Simply amazing…
Mike, This was a magnificent post! Thank you! Any student of the science of plants and their biology, surely will conclude that evolution is a fact, a millions, no billions of years fact. The word ‘theory’ in our every day language means ‘a hunch.’ Not so in science. ‘Theory’ in science is a pier reviewed, proveable, testable hopothesis that is, thus far, irrefutible. The ‘Theory of Evolution’ is not up for debate. It’s a fact! God, angels, ghosts, Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy offer zero evidence of their existence. Science and the supernatural do not belong on the same stage.
I’m sorry that religion has closed John’s mind to the reality and wonders of the natural world. He’s wallowing in his supposed afterlife, “longing” for it. All the while, he’s missing the ‘real’ show, right here, right now in our natural world. He wouldn’t even watch the movie clip. But, that’s what religion does. It discourages knowledge and encourages blind faith in a bronze-age myth.
Sorry for the rant, Mike, but John isn’t “my kind of plant lover.”
Gardening is my God. All else I do not pay much attention for. Nature has been enduring for millions of years and is there clearly for us to behold and learn from. All temporary church religions pale in comparison . . . they are only a few centuries old. They know nothing. Human minds know nothing and obviously need to be told, taught, influenced and trained by Nature. I never cease to be impressed by how all different kinds of plants grow and multiple. It is a pity that those myopic minds could be so locked up and addicted to listening to those church pastors and their books. Such pitifully depraved minds are difficult to talk to. I look forward to seeing my raspberry canes bloom, bear and “give” me the berries each Spring and feel sad that I will soon be gone. Floricanes perish only to procreate primocanes . . . again and again. We perish and Nature never will.
Sir, you sound like a very intelligent person, you can read my reply to Louie, but for you, I love that you are a protector of the beauty around you…that is a blessing to all of us… for your blessing, I would (gently) suggest that there are several VERY sophisticated and well documented sources that prove (mathematically) the earth could not be several million years old, much less billion. if this is something that tickles your interest…let me suggest K-House as a resource… very intelligent, informed and respected scholar both in Christian and Secular academic circles… God bless…
Fantastic I congratulate you on your attitude. Wish there were more people around with these thoughts so close and away from this crazy money conscious world!!
Mike, I can not, tell you how much I enjoy your news letter, You give so much lnformation to people that garden. I have saved all vidios of japannes maples, witch I also love and have a few. Please keep up the good work. thank you, doc moore
Wow!!! Thanks for sharing this one, Mike! I’m going to share this one on FB. Shoot, I might even send out some emails.
I’m not a religious person, but I have to agree with Martha. That was church man!:)
Mike, did you get set up on FaceBook yet? If so, what is your address there, so I can give you credit for sharing this and push a little traffic back to you;) I’ll go ahead and post a link back to your site regardless..
Yes, we are at:
John…I totally agree with Martha. This was absolutely beautifull and anyone not believing in God’s creation and His plan for all creatures and things is not understandable. I throughly enjoyed the video. Thank you so much for sharing this with us Mike. I too enjoy your emails and learn so much from you.
Keep up the good work Mike.
Martha, I did watch the whole film. But, I am with John. The photography was great but evolution it does not prove. Since you brought up the Bible, it says at Genesis 1:31 (After that God saw everything he had made and look! it was very good.) Evolution is not fact. It is a theory. It is like saying the creator couldn’t get it quite right but nature fixed it. Solomon said (there is nothing new under the sun). The creater certainly did create animals and humans to adapt but this should just help us to be in awe of the creator. Man thinks he can figure out everything. Man is nothing. The more man digs into creation, the more complex it is. Look around this world will you. Do you really think things are improving? What world are you looking at? Think about what you are saying. There are two more Scriptures you should look at having to do with faith. (2 Thess. 3:2,3 and especially Heb. 11:1) And look at 1 Corintians 3:18,19 to see what God thinks of the wisdom of this world.
Tick….did yo read my reply to John??? did I say that thing were “improving”?…….PLEASE……quit thumping the bible long enough to see things as they are presented…..not as you interpret them.
The Creator gave me all the guidelines I will ever need…there are 10 !!!
the bible is a history book –black and white and truly not open to interpretation by lay people
John am so happy and enjoy your post thanks more.I enjoy by nature an expected and also am keeping lovely your posts.keepit
I thought this was very beautiful and we should all take a good look around us and make sure we are not killing off all the little things that our great creator made for not only our enjoyment, but made is necessary for all to have a healthy and happy life. Without the bees, butterflies, birds not to mention all the pest that we humans are spraying to rid our gardens off, are really slowing killing ourselves. Beautiful! Thanks you.
Absolutely awesome photog work
Thank you so much for posting this…..it was absolutely AMAZING. Sorry, John, but you MISSED the message. SOMEBODY had to figure out how to make all this work…the message here is NOT evolution but WHO created it. WELL SAID MARTHA!
What a beautiful film and message behind it. Nature is truly filled with many miracles. Many thanks to both Louie Schwartzberg and Mike for posting.
I think this is a totally fabulous piece!!! I think the lesson is that we all have a role to play in the protection of the environment…we do not totally understand the complex ecological system we depend upon for life itself.
I agree with John. It takes a lot more “faith” to believe in evolution than it does to believe in creation. The book of Romans, in the Bible describes those who “worship” the creation, but not the creator. It is sad, because I don’t believe one can truly appreciate the awesomeness of the heavens and the earth, apart from knowing the creator. Trust me on this one – I’ve been in both camps.
I also believe I was created and I believe that the creator of all things here and above built in all of us the ability to adapt and make small changes(micro evolution). However, I do not believe that the human race was the result of prehistoric slime getting smarter and over developing. Nature is beautiful but the glory belongs to the Creator. I do like the rest of the film other than his nonsense.
GOD is our creator.God made all things and keep them exsistance.
God made the pollinators.
John–The photos part was spectacular, his talking in the beginning was boring, not his strong point, I almost turned it off. Fast forward to the photos.
Schwartzberg is a film maker. Here’s a quote from him: “I’ve spent my life capturing beautiful images. And whether in wilderness or in the downtown of a giant city, I find connections, universal rhythms, patterns and beauty that I recognize as a part of me, a part of all of us that celebrates life. It’s my great pleasure to share with you that energy which inspires me; this great visual beauty of our world.”
I challenge anyone not to be moved by the visual beauty of our world shown in this short film. This film does not demand any particular belief about creation or a creator and it is disingenuous for anyone to suggest this. Religion should never be a barrier to being inspired by the beauty of nature.
John go back and watch this film from 3:20 – stop judging and just enjoy!
Beautiful! Even though I don’t believe in the “theory of evolution” (that we all crawled up out of the primordial ooze), still the time-lapse photography of Louie Schwartzberg is truly amazing and to me it proves the even-more-amazing creative powers of the One-True-God of the universe!!
Thank you Martha for the follow up on John’s comment. I would like to add, “Many are called, but few heed that call”, they turn away because of human belief systems. In the end, the door closes and they wonder why God doesn’t assist them.
Thank you Mr Schwartzberg for the work that you do. Seeing nature at a slower pace and yet sped up is a miraculous weaving of time and space not usually beheld by humanity. I for one Loved it!
Finally, Thank you TED, for offering a platform for this and other information to come out into the mainstream of life.
To John…You cheated yourself. It is one of the better films on the net. So he believes in evolution. However everything evolves, adapting to it’s surroundings. The previous post Martha said it so well “FAITH was not intended to to help us crawl into a hole and shut off our hearts and minds to things that are self evident…nature has evolved and always is improving and adapting.” Yes you watch the entire film. Yes nature is truly wondrous.
Awesome images! As some things are de-mystified, such as by time sequenced photography, the mystery becomes more profound. Thank you.
Mike, thanks for sharing this beautiful film! I could have watched this for hours. The slow motion filming lets you see what is normally missed by the human eye. Amazing!!
thought it was the best thing I have in along time. thanks for sharing.
I hope you are not talking about macro-evolution which does not happen in nature. Now micro-evolution is more commonly refered to as adaptation.
Of course the information is already in the genetic code in order for adaptation to take place. All scientist can aggree on micro-evolution because they can see it and they can determine it from the genetic code.
Macro-evolution where a fish turnes into a salamander then to a reptile then a bird then ???? does not take place in nature. There have been over 3 million fossils found and there is not 1 intermediate change between any of them. Birds are birds, dogs are dogs, reptiles are reptiles, etc…
The creator made everything in its perfect state. We humans are the ones who have messed it all up.
Thanks for sharing, Mike. I always enjoy your informative videos, but this one takes the cake. So beautiful.
Mike thank you for sharing this video. I am amazed how this works.
I found my first plant that i cant name with violet & blue flowers extrememly tall; native to texas on the side of road in giveaway from garage sale.
Since then I have butterflies and especially hummingbirds both of which I am facinated.
I plan to buy your system when I can afford but meantime I send others this site because I love it so much.
I enjoyed this a lot and I miss my summer hummingbird here in zkentuucky. To everthing there iis a season.
So glad I read most of the posts before watching. I advanced over past the 3rd minute and watched God’s creation in action!!! I got to miss all that ludicrous waster about evolution.
Only a Creator God can make as many similar creatures as He can different ones. Random selection couldn’t do this perfection. it takes more faith than I can put together to believe in evolution. However, creation is an awesome byproduct of a God who has limitless imagination and made all things good.
Mike, thanx for sharing a clip about these beautiful animals and how they instinctively know how to pollinate without learning it from a finsh. Hope to see your clips again soon!!! I’ve learned alot from you. MaE from Miami, FL.
Phil, nail,head,,,enough said!!! as a keeper of my own bee hives for my garden, nature is truely amazing.
Wonderful flick! Pity that there are those that cannot think outside the box(book) though.
Sorta, … kinda like somebody created evolution as a mechanism for unfolding life on THIS planet, -so who are we to put bounds on HOW HE did IT?
Just sayin’ is all. Vaya con Dios. -Brazos
What a blessing!!! “and consider the lilies of the field, they toil not, neither do they spin, yet, I say, Soloman in ALL his glory was not clothed like one of these, so, if God so clothed the grass of the field which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall He not feed you” (Matt 6:28-30)
and “are not two sparrows sold for a penny? and one of them will not fall to the ground without your Father..but the very hairs of your head are all numbered, do not be afraid YOU are worth MANY sparrows (flowers)…”(Matt 10: 29-31)
So, my thought is this, lets not condem Louie, but bless him, he is a warrior on the front lines of protecting the gifts Almighty God had given us…his heart is tender, and God can always speak to a gentle heart…meantime..thank you Louie, you will be in my prayers from now on…
I am going to show this to others. Why do I garden play this vido
I sure feel sorry for John! Love your enemies as much you love your neighbor and leave it to Jehovah for His Judgement. Love you all with all your loving of plants!
Oh, I meant to say I feel sorry for all of you and not just John.
The beauty of reality is…..AWESOME! Thank You.
Very good stuff here Mike, thank you for bringing this to us.
It’s too bad that some people can’t enjoy things just for what they are without bringing religious dogma into the picture.
My opinion (not that anybody cares)is this. There is a Creator. We call this Creator, God. God is intelligent enough to realize that conditions change so God built into life forms the ability to change AND evolve so that life can continue.
This I do know for sure, “Dogmatic minds actually find it easier to reject reality than to update their viewpoints”.Let’s enjoy this footage the way that the presenter(and God)intended it to be.
The colors are breathtakingly intense, the music well-suited to the material, and, the editing spot-on. Great work, again, thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Also, don’t be afraid to post things that some people may find contrary to their line of thought because “the main thing we need to do, is to keep on talking”.
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