Assistant Professor Premiers Film at Institute

The work of an Iowa State University assistant professor has made its way into the Smithsonian Institute. A 60-minute documentary titled “The Privileged Planet: The Search for Purpose in the Universe” will premiere at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History on June 23. The film is based on a book co-authored by Guillermo Gonzalez, an ISU assistant professor of Read More ›

Privileged Planet Documentary Shows at University of South Florida

Original Article The Privileged Planet: The Search for Purpose in the Universe (60mins) —Illustra Media, Inc., Narrated by John Rhys-Davies; produced, written, and directed by Lad Allen. Based on the book of the same name by Guillermo Gonzalez & Jay W. Richards. January 26, 2005—Over 450 people were shocked by strong currents of energetically innovative thought. After viewing the Tampa Read More ›

Do we live on a “privileged” planet?

The Privileged Planet Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards, 444 pages, Regnery Publishing, Washington, D.C., 2004; ISBN 0-89526-065-4; hardcover, $27.95. Is there life elsewhere in the universe? The Privileged Planet gives a new spin to the argument that conditions on Earth are essentially unique. Authors Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards suggest Earth was designed for scientific discovery. They introduce Read More ›

Review of The Privileged Planet

The Privileged Planet. Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards. Washington, D.C. Regnery Publishing Inc., 2004. 446 pages. $27.95 hardcover. Do we owe our existence on Earth to chance or design? Do we occupy a privileged spot in space and time, primed for life and discovery? Astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez and philosopher/theologian Jay W. Richards firmly stand in the design camp. In Read More ›

Our Privileged Planet

Original Article If there’s anything an election year teaches us, it is that even the truth, in the wrong hands, can be spun into almost anything. This isn’t much of a surprise for politicians. But scientists? The legendary astronomer Carl Sagan once claimed, “Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are Read More ›