Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ballast Reviews | Proteus

Proteus: A Nineteenth Century Vision. A film by David Lebrun. 61 mins. DVD, color and b&w, 2004. Available from Icarus Films

My favorite statement by German scientist Ernst Haeckel is not mentioned in this film. A zoologist, scientific illustrator, and advocate of pantheism ("God is everywhere"), he wrote in 1899, in The Riddle of the Universe, that the typical Christian description of God is that of "a gaseous vertebrate." More…