The first-ever, Canadian-produced and filmed documentary about the world’s most influential scientific institution has been launched.
It’s called The Search for Life: How the Search for life on Earth changed our understanding of life, the universe and life itself.
“It is a remarkable opportunity to make a documentary about a world that we know so little about,” said Sarah Burt, president and CEO of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution.
“This is a really important milestone in the history of science.
It tells the story of life as we know it, how we made it and how it’s changing today.”
The film is produced by The SearchforLife, a nonprofit group of scientists working in the field of molecular biology and evolution, that includes biologists, paleontologists, chemists, molecular biologists, microbiologists, geologists and others.
It is based on research presented at the Society’s annual conference in Toronto in February and the Society International Congress in Madrid last year.
The film focuses on the discoveries of Charles Darwin and Pierre Leibniz and on the ways in which science has helped shape our understanding and understanding of the universe.
“I think this film will resonate with a lot of people,” said Burt.
“They’ll see it for what it is: an attempt to give people a little bit of a glimpse of the history and evolution of life in our universe.
And they’ll learn something about how scientists have changed our knowledge about the universe.”‘
The story of science’ is the name given to the film’s research into the origins of life on earth.
Its makers are using the story as an opportunity to tell people about the scientific achievements and scientific discoveries that have shaped our understanding about the origins and evolution in the universe of life.
“We want to tell a story that is as simple and as powerful as we can possibly make it,” said Adam Hochstein, a professor of bioinformatics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and one of the co-directors of the film.
“This film will show you how scientists were able to develop the tools they needed to understand how life came to be, and how they were able in the course of that work to understand why that happened.
And in a way, how you can go forward from here.”
Burt said The Search For Life is also a way to give back to the scientific community and encourage the scientific profession to do its part.
“There are many people that work in science who are not as well-known as they should be.
They’re people who are doing incredible work, but it’s not often that they’re being recognized for their work,” said Hochsteins.”
What we’re doing is bringing these people to the public, telling their story and making sure that they are given credit for the work they do.”
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