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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

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Poor narration mars good book

Is there anything you would change about this book?

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.

Would you be willing to try another one of Todd Barsness???s performances?

Maybe he could handle a non-technical book

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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A great testimony for the existence of God

Very well written, great laymen's term explanations of complex math, and theory's. A wonderful wonder filled look at our world and its place in the universe.

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  • Dave
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  • 11-13-12

Outstanding

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!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Amazing

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.

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Bible proof of privileged planet

It is unbelievable that the Bible actually confirms this particular book at Ecc. chapter 11 versus three it speaks of how God put it into man's mind and heart to search the universe to find out everything that he had made and he will never get to The end of it. It gives the explanation as being that is why God made man to live forever to try to find out everything that he had created

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Excellent book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A little wordy but it does cover just how awesome is the positioning of the earth really is to permit life. Just a minute change in dimensions or distances would not permit life.

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What three words best describe Todd Barsness’s voice?

Easy listening and understandable

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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