The Privileged Planet

The Privileged Planet

The Search for Purpose in the Universe

DVD - 2004
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Is Earth the product of intelligent design? Many characteristics that make our planet suitable for complex life, also provide the best conditions for astronomical discovery. What does this correlation of factors indicate about the origin and purpose of the cosmos?
Publisher: [United States] : Illustra Media, c2004.
Edition: Special ed.
Branch Call Number: 523.2
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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naturalist
Jun 19, 2014

incorrectly cataloged in the 500s : Science, should be in the 200s : Religion & Mythology
Based on the book: The Privileged Planet : How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery
by Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards
Regnery Publishing, 2004, ISBN 0-89526-065-4
see:
Wikipedia article on Jay Richards: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Richards
and,
Discovery Institute profile of Jay Richards: http://www.discovery.org/p/9and,
Wikipedia article on Guillermo Gonzalez: ..... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_Gonzalez_(astronomer)
and,
Discovery Institute profile of Guillermo Gonzales: http://www.discovery.org/p/33
and,
Iowa State University tenure denial: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_Gonzalez_(astronomer)#Reasons_for_denial
and,
“The Irony of Gonzalez’ New Job”
By Ed Brayton, posted July 10, 2008 at Sb Science Blogs
http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2008/07/10/the-irony-of-gonzalez-new-job/
and,
“Gonzales Loses Iowa State Tenure Case”
posted February 9, 2008 at Uncommon Liberty
http://uncommonliberty.blogspot.ca/2008/02/gonzales-loses-iowa-state-tenure-case.html?m=0
and,
“Affirmative Action for Intelligent Design: “Martyr” Gonzalez continues to make a fool of himself”
posted at The Bad Idea Blog
https://badidea.wordpress.com/2007/12/19/affirmative-action-for-intelligent-design-martyr-gonzalez-continues-to-make-a-fool-of-himself/
and,
#155: Guillermo Gonzalez in the Encyclopedia of American Loons
http://americanloons.blogspot.ca/2011/02/155-guillermo-gonzalez.html
and related,
Marcello Truzzi 1935-2003, professor of sociology at New College of Florida and later at Eastern Michigan University, founding co-chairman of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), a founder of the Society for Scientific Exploration, and director for the Center for Scientific Anomalies Research. Truzzi was an investigator of various protosciences and pseudosciences and, as fellow CSICOP cofounder Paul Kurtz dubbed him "the skeptic's skeptic". He is credited with originating the oft-used phrase "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcello_Truzzi

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Justyn
Jun 19, 2014

Evidence for design is all around. Evolutionist (naturalist) will say we must resist the "illusion of design", the trouble is the evidence is not an illusion. Resistance is a natural response to findings naturalist disagree with.

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LibUser500
Mar 01, 2014

Interesting the theories they had in 2004 when was the media was originated. They should update this with interviews of what the 'experts' think now in light of collapse of evidence.

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