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The Mysterious Origins of Man (1996)

Based on archaeological discoveries the documentary challenges the official stance of the contemporary scientific community on the origins of man evolving from an ape and the supposedly gradual advance of human knowledge.


Bill Cote


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlton Heston ... Himself - Host
Richard L. Thompson Richard L. Thompson ... Himself - Mathematician, Co-author 'Forbidden Archaeology' (as Dr. Richard Thompson)
Michael Cremo Michael Cremo ... Himself - Researcher, Co-author 'Forbidden Archaeology'
Virginia Steen-McIntyre Virginia Steen-McIntyre ... Herself - Geologist (as Virginia Steen-McIntyre PhD)
Carl Baugh Carl Baugh ... Himself - Anthropologist
Dale Peterson Dale Peterson ... Himself - Author (as Dr. Dale Peterson M.D.)
Don Patton Don Patton ... Himself - Geologist
David Childress ... Himself - Author, Researcher (as David Hatcher Childress)
Richard Milton Richard Milton ... Himself - Jounalist, Author 'Shattering the Myths of Darwinism'
Arthur Posnansky Arthur Posnansky ... Himself - Archeologist (archive footage)
Neil Steede Neil Steede ... Himself - Archeologist
Oswaldo Rivera Oswaldo Rivera ... Himself - Archeologist (as Dr. Oswaldo Rivera)
Graham Hancock Graham Hancock ... Himself - Journalist, Author 'Fingerprints of the Gods'
John Anthony West John Anthony West ... Himself - Egyptologist (archive footage)
Robert Bauval ... Himself - Astronomer, Engineer


The documentary challenges the official stance of the contemporary scientific community on the origins of man evolving from an ape and the supposedly gradual advance of human knowledge presenting archaeological discoveries that do not fit into the official evolution theory and even going as far as silencing and ridiculing those scientists. It points out that the all-important missing link between the man and the ape has never been found and what's been found was made-to-fit into the evolution theory ignoring simple scientific facts; it presents archaeological facts that humans and dinosaurs may have co-inhabited the earth and that several ancient civilizations are much older than previously thought possessing knowledge comparable to that of the modern man. Written by vvp_14

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25 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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La historia suprimida del planeta Tierra See more »

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Loses a star or two as its not HD but...
23 December 2018 | by mrx-77222See all my reviews

... The show had some great footage that's relatively hard to find in a shorter well-balanced review of content and theories developed by the likes of Graham Hancock and Michael Cremo and similar. Ideal for anyone who hadn't heard some of these theories before and wants to hear and see the authors expound their theories while showing the actual evidence on the show. Whether you like the theories or not is up to you but the quality, pacing and presentation of the material is all good albeit not in HD.

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