Creating A Multimedia Experience

A free online companion is available for Discovering Intelligent Design that includes chapter outlines, short videos introducing each unit, and quizzes for each chapter.

Through arrangements with Illustra Media and Discovery Institute, a Discovering Intelligent Design DVD also has been created for use with the DID textbook. Notations throughout this book encourage readers to watch segments from the DVD, and those segments will add significantly to your learning experience. If you have not already purchased the DVD, you can order it at

Material for the DVD was selected and compiled with permission from the following four documentaries:

Using state-of-the-art computer animation, Unlocking the Mystery of Life (Illustra Media) takes you inside the living cell to explore systems and machines that bear the unmistakable hallmarks of design. For details see:

The Privileged Planet

Current astronomical evidence suggests that a rare and finely tuned array of factors makes Earth suitable for life. The Privileged Planet (Illustra Media) includes stunning computer animation, interviews with leading scientists, and spectacular images of Earth and the cosmos. For details see:

Darwin's Dilemma

Filmed on four continents, Darwin’s Dilemma (Illustra Media) explores one of the most spectacular events in the history of life: the Cambrian explosion. In a short window of geological time, an abundance of new animals—and new body designs—were fully formed without evidence of any evolutionary ancestors. For details see:

Icons of Evolution

Icons of Evolution (Coldwater Media) explores the scientific evidence regarding several icons of Darwinian evolution. It investigates whether students are learning the whole truth about Darwin’s theory. For details see:


The compiled DVD contains all the material necessary to explore the subjects discussed in this book. However, the original, full-length DVDs contain additional valuable information and footage. There is a new, informative Illustra Media documentary, Metamorphosis, which is not included in the compiled DID DVD.
For details see:

Illustra and ColdWater DVDs can be purchased through Randolf Productions: (800) 266-7741 or
They can also be purchased through