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The Illuminati is a secret, ancient brotherhood that is the most powerful underground organization ever. Started when scientists, like Galileo and Bernini, started to question the Roman Catholic church Have always had conflicts with the church Church killed anyone who had ties to the secret organization. They had disappeared for centuries, but are now making a comeback.
CERN is a Swiss research facility that houses the greatest scientists in the world. Leonardo Vetra, one of CERNs best scientists had been working on a top secret project called antimatter, but was murdered and branded with the sign of the Illuminati Max Kohler, the director of CERN, finds Vetra dead and contacts Robert Langdon, a Illuminati specialist, to help solve the murder.
It is revealed that the Illuminati also took a canister of immensely destructive antimatter, which destroys everything in its path at midnight. They fly to Vatican City when they get a call saying the canister is hidden somewhere in the city with a security camera watching as it counts down to the explosion. The pope has recently died so the papal conclave is meeting to elect a new pope, but they discover the 4 preferetti are missing. Robert and Vittoria meet with the Camerlengo who tells them to start following the path of the Illuminati searching for the preferetti in hopes that they will find the canister & assassin too. At each stop, Robert finds a cardinal murdered by one of the 4 primordial elements. When they finally run into the assassin they learn that he is being told what to do by a leader of the Illuminati, ‘Janus’, The assassin manages to kidnap Vittoria, but Langdon finishes the Illuminati path and frees her After they kill the assassin, they return to the basilica to find Kohler has come to have a private meeting with the Camerlengo and they fear Kohler is ‘Janus’ After they hear the Camerlengo screaming from being branded with an Illuminati symbol, they barge in & kill Kohler, but right before he dies, he hands Langdon a tape that ‘will explain everything’
New World Order –An effort to bring the entire world under one government for global peace The Use of Nuclear Weapons –Groundbreaking science being used badly Science Vs. Religion –How and why are we here?
Implies that the intricate design of all things is a result of random chance and impeccable timing Evolutionists believe the universe exploded out of nothing in the “Big Bang” (Cline Austin, NY Times) Implies that the intricate design of all things must have a Designer Creationist believe everything was put on the earth to serve a purpose
Stem cells are cells that can transform into any other type of cell that has been killed by injury, diseases, or cancer The richest source of stem cells in an embryo, before the cells begin to differentiate "What is Stem Cell Research?" Popular Issues - AllAboutPopularIssues.org. Web. 17 Feb. 2010..
Religion believes this is awful because we would be doing God’s job in creating Science believes this is great because we could cure a huge range of medical problems
Reduced risks of transplantation Could give great insight on the basics of the human body Could Cure –Alzheimers –Birth Defects –Spinal Injuries –Parkinsons –Heart Disease –Diabetes "Stem Cell Research-Pros and Cons." Scientific Method - Understanding Science, Research and Experiments. 2008. Web. 28 Feb. 2010..
It’s messing with human life We’re trying to play God Can lead to cloning in the future We are not yet sure of all possible outcomes and risks "Stem Cell Research-Pros and Cons." Scientific Method - Understanding Science, Research and Experiments. 2008. Web. 28 Feb. 2010..
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