Nuclear Salad writes:
“Kon-Tiki” provides an interesting view of true faith. A scientist provides evidence to support his theory that Polynesia was not settled by Asians but by Peruvians. The problem? The scientific community does not believe it possible to sail from Peru to Polynesia on a balsa wood raft, which is what the Peruvians had at the time. What is a scientist in 1947 to do to prove his theory? Well, this scientist decides to attempt to prove it by building a raft to the same specifications, using the same materials, and drifting the near 5,000 miles to the destination, just like he fully believes the Peruvians did.