Published On: Tue, Apr 16th, 2013

Nature’s I.Q.: New Documentary on Nature, Science and Spirituality

instinctApril 15, 2013 (VNN) – by Nature I.Q. Film

Insects, birds and mammals carry out most of their behavior in a predetermined, instinctive way. But where do their mysterious, complicated behavioral patterns come from?

Nature’s I.Q.: Extraordinary Animal Behavior, a book by two young Hungarian scholars, Istvan Tasi and Balazs Hornyanszky, published by Torchlight, was an Award-Winning Finalist in the Science: General category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.

Presenting dozens of behavioral examples and adapting the book’s basic idea to the screen with compelling visuals and footage of animals in the wild, Nature’s I.Q. the documentary entices the audience to question what they thought, and were taught, to be unshakeable truth.

Meet the deceptive hunters, the cunning bluffers, the unlikely partners, the champions of timing, and the remarkable wanderers of the sky, and be prepared to witness that nature can be more unfathomable than contemporary science allows for.

Smart animals challenge Darwin — see alternatives to the Darwinian theory of evolution, also rooted in science.

The film’s European premier took place in the prestigious Urania National Movie Theater in Budapest, Hungary, on September 18th, 2012 and has been running with full houses in Hungarian movie theaters since then.

Honoring New York University’s screenwriting and documentary producing programs with which many of Nature’s I.Q.’s key crewmembers are associated, the first screening in America will take place in New York City at NYU’s Kimmel Center.

The film’s running time is 58 minutes.

The participants of the post-screening panel and Q&A will include:

Istvan Tasi — author, Nature’s I.Q. the book, contributor
Michael A. Cremo — author, Forbidden Archeology, contributor
Ayush Goyal — Biomedical researcher, Oxford University, UK, contributor
Krisztina Danka, PhD. — producer / director

Admittance to the event is free but due to the limited number of seats, preliminary registration is required at

To watch the trailer and for more information about the film, please visit: or contact Krisztina Danka producer at

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