The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery

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Regnery Publishing, Feb 1, 2004 - Science - 464 pages
Earth. The Final Frontier

Contrary to popular belief, Earth is not an insignificant blip on the universe’s radar. Our world proves anything but average in Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards’ The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery.

But what exactly does Earth bring to the table? How does it prove its worth among numerous planets and constellations in the vastness of the Milky Way? In The Privileged Planet, you’ll learn about the world’s:

life-sustaining capabilities
water and its miraculous makeup
protection by the planetary giants

And how our planet came into existence in the first place.

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I have not read the whole book but looked at the DVD. In the DVD, Intelligent Design, Creationism & Evolution is not mentioned. The book is about scienctific observations & their consequences: We are seemingly alone right now, which shows either there is no other life like us, an evolutional disappointment, or we are here on purpose, so maybe there is an intelligent designer. I believe the latter.  

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Guillermo Gonzalez is assistant research professor of astronomy and physics at Iowa State University.

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