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Sioux Falls Scientists endorse Miracle Planet as it describes
Earth's violent past, Snowball Earth, new frontiers,
extinction and rebirth, and survival of the fittest.

Miracle Planet
Narrated by Christopher Plummer

Miracle Planet (2005) - 250 minutes
Miracle Planet at Amazon.com

Miracle Planet is a five-part series that recounts the profound and gripping story of Earth's mysterious evolution. Narrated by Christopher Plummer, it reveals the surprising role that sheer chance has played in the development of life. Over its more than 4-billion-year history, Earth has been home to repeated violent, climatic changes which have cause mass extinctions. And yet, life has survived. In fact, these same catastrophes that have devastated life on Earth also helped bring about the evolution of the simplest microbes to the complexity and diversity that is found on the planet today. Miracle Planet features location footage, interviews with some of the world's foremost scientists and cutting-edge computer technology.

  • Episode 1: The Violent Past
    • The planet Earth was born out of chaos and disaster - and completely by chance.
    • Episode 1 of Miracle Planet transports us to this breathtaking genesis, The Violent Past that created the fragile conditions for life itself.
    • Featuring astounding high-definition visuals and interviews with the pre-eminent scientists in the field, The Violent Past reveals the startling earliest history of life on Earth - its microscopic manifestations and the unimaginable challenges to its survival.
  • Episode 2: Snowball Earth
    • The last ice age ended only a few thousand years ago, but there were earlier periods when the entire world was frozen, periods now know as Snowball Earth.
    • Episode 2 of Miracle Planet takes us back more than two billion years, to this first ice age that gripped the Earth for what scientists believe was millions of years. Snowball Earth reveals the startling secrets of how life survived this devastating cold and how this extreme climate shift forever changed the development of life on Earth.
  • Episode 3: New Frontiers
    • For billions of years, life existed only in Earth's oceans. But about 350 million years ago, some of those earliest life forms began to explore New Frontiers on land. They could breath oxygen from the air and were able to support their weight on land. And over the next hundred million years, these life forms would spread across the globe.
    • Episode 3 of Miracle Planet recreates the remarkable adaptation of these animals that first came ashore and reveals the fascinating theories of how and why they did.
  • Episode 4: Extinction & Rebirth
    • There was a moment in Earth's history, about 250 million years ago, when all life nearly disappeared from the planet. Scientists now believe the cause was an eruption of the Earth's molten core that triggered global climate change. The resulting drop in oxygen levels allowed dinosaurs to rise to supremacy because of their respiratory systems. But in the Earth's continuing cycle of Extinction and Rebirth, they too would suffer a catastrophic end some 150 million years later.
    • Episode 4 of Miracle Planet follows these gargantuan creatures through life and death and chronicles the early rise of the mammal as the dominant creature on the planet.
  • Episode 5: Survival of the Fittest
    • The human race is here today because of its ability to adapt. Our ancestors, the earliest mammals, survived low oxygen levels. Later primates developed sharp eyesight and hands that could clasp for nocturnal life in trees. And about six million years ago, fossil evidence in Africa tells us, some primates may have begun to walk upright, perhaps because they were forced out of the trees and into grasslands. Living on Earth truly was Survival of the Fittest.
    • Episode 5 of Miracle Planet walks us down the incredible evolutionary pathway that has brought humans to their dominant position on the planet and openly questions our role in the future development of life on earth.

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Miracle Planet
Narrated by Christopher Plummer

Sioux Falls Scientists endorse Miracle Planet as it describes
Earth's violent past, Snowball Earth, new frontiers,
extinction and rebirth, and survival of the fittest.