Is Earth merely an insignificant speck in a vast and meaningless universe? On the contrary: The Privileged Planet shows that this cherished assumption of materialism is dead wrong. In this provocative book, Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards present a staggering array of evidence that exposes the hollowness of this modern dogma. They demonstrate that our planet is exquisitely fit not only to support life, but also to give us the best view of the universe, as if Earth were designed both for life and for scientific discovery. Readers are taken on a scientific odyssey from a history of tectonic plates, to the wonders of water and solar eclipses, to our location in the Milky Way, to the laws that govern the universe, and to the beginning of cosmic time. The Privileged Planet contains astounding findings that should lead any individual to reevaluate and even to reconsider our very purpose on what so many have dismissed as nothing more than an accident of cosmic evolution.
©2004 Guillermo Gonzales and Jay W. Richards (P)2011 Regnery Publishing
Mispronunciations and lack of pauses between paragraphs make the book very difficult to follow. One example of many mispronunciations is the word 'causal' is pronounced as 'casual' several times.
Maybe he could handle a non-technical book
Does an amazing, if not over detailed, job of explaining how special earth really is. I wouldn't call this light listening but it's well worth purchasing.
Is intelligent design the same as creationism? No, is the answer given. Is earth the product of an undirected process such as natural selection acting on random variations or the product of an intelligent cause?
I purchased the video after listening to the book, stunning and elaborate.
I first saw the documentary on these guys, and their book goes into so much more detail. I won't pretend to follow every detail of the science, but the basic arguments are clear and accessible. It's brilliant to see two guys who have the sense to step back and see the whole picture!
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