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How the Earth Works 

Geologist Martin Pepper and Biologist Liz Bonnin investigate world history in a unique way: By exploring different parts of the world known for historic events and cataclysmic disasters, as... See full summary »








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Liz Bonnin Liz Bonnin ...  Herself - Presenter 6 episodes, 2013
Martin Pepper Martin Pepper ...  Himself - Presenter 6 episodes, 2013


Geologist Martin Pepper and Biologist Liz Bonnin investigate world history in a unique way: By exploring different parts of the world known for historic events and cataclysmic disasters, as well as parts of the world that have ties to the creation of the Earth from a scientific point of view. From the Ice Age, to the Meteor that struck the Earth 65 million years ago, to Krakatoa--watch as Martin and Liz learn How the Earth works! Written by Stephen A Nathe

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9 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Episodes 1-5 and 8 are good
29 October 2019 | by Always_ForwardSee all my reviews

29Oct2019 {1/10 stars = F} Recommend? No, due to the show hosts telling blatant unsupported lies for episodes 6 and 7.

I was hesitant to watch this series due the frequency of the words "climate change" and climate change nonsense being talked about ad nauseum in many nature and earth related documentaries. I decided to watch with hesitation and as the episodes played on I was happy to be able to watch a nature and earth related documentary series without hearing the words "climate change" and kooky evolution idea's repeated throughout each episode. That all ended with episodes 6 and 7.

Episode 6: This episode starts going off the rails by saying that every molecule that makes up humans originated from a supernova explosion. This occurs during the show and the point really driven home at the end. I have never heard this version of the "big bang" theory before.

Episode 7: Is when the words "climate change" are unfortunately first said for the first time in this series. Show host Liz Bonnin talks about a prediction that an ice age will happen in 1,500 years that places it occurring about the year 3513. Liz also says climate change is happening due to humans producing Co2 that is warming the planet. They fail to mention how Co2 is what plant life needs to survive. That Co2 is in fact being consumed and removed from the atmosphere by every plant on earth; like trees, flowers and blades of grass.

Episode 7 is when the show reaches the tipping point and goes off the rails in a spectacular catastrophic fashion. Host Liz Bonnin does a voice over saying ALL life forms on earth (while video clips play showing various mammals & sea life) came from ice micro organisms that survived living in ice for millions of years. When "Snowball Earth" thawed the ice micro organisms grew and transformed into every living creature on Earth. If that were true why are we not seeing these ice micro organisms that survived millions of years and still exist today transform into more intelligent life right now? Oh that's right, cause it never happened and they made the whole thing up, like a sailor telling a giant fish tale.

The hosts of this show, Liz and Martin are very kooky "scientists." They show rock formations and other geological stuff as proof for events and other things that occured. But when it comes to intelligent life being formed from ice microorganisms that are millions of years old and supposedly forming every other animal and human on Earth, they show no proof for the enormous amount of transformations that would have to occur for that to happen.

Based on what Liz said, instead of getting pregnant, and all the inconveniences that come with it, a human can take an ice microorganism and grow it into a child, another organism could be grown into your pet cat, dog, parrot, iguana, cow to make your own dairy products, chickens for eggs. If this were possible this would be the answer to end world hunger. Every human could be growing their ice microorganisms into livestock to feed themselves and others. Beware, Liz Bonnin is in a lot of other science and nature related programming.

The enjoyable and watchable episodes are 1 through 5 and 8. With whacky episodes like 6 and 7 no wonder the show was cancelled after one season.

{1=F 2=D- 3=D 4=C- 5=C 6=B- 7=B 8=A- 9=A 10=A+}

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