Review: Today, most scientists
and philosophers claim that Earth is an ordinary speck of dust adrift, without
purpose or significance, in a vast cosmic sea. This idea (popularized by
the late astronomer, Carl Sagan) is an outgrowth of the naturalistic philosophy
that has dominated science for the past 150 years. Yet, remarkable evidence--unveiled by contemporary astronomy and
physics-may now tell a very different story.
Building upon the overwhelming
success of Unlocking the
Mystery of Life (widely acclaimed as the most effective refutation of Darwinian
theory, ever produced), Illustra Media presents The Privileged Planet.
This hour-long documentary
explores the scientific evidence for intelligent design and purpose in the
universe. In the process, Earth is revealed as far more than the product
of time, chance, and random natural processes.
We now know that a rare
and finely tuned array of factors makes Earth suitable for complex life.
We depend on our planet's oxygen-rich atmosphere, its large moon, its planetary
neighbors, and its precise location within the solar system and Milky Way
galaxy. But the story does not end here. For, the same factors that make
a planet like Earth hospitable to life also provide the best conditions
for scientific discovery.
Is this correlation
merely a coincidence? Or does it point to a deeper truth about the purpose
of the cosmos and the reality of a transcendent designer? The answer could
dramatically affect 21st century science.
Through stunning computer
animation, interviews with leading scientists, and spectacular images of
Earth and the cosmos, The Privileged Planet explores a startling connection
between our capacity to survive and our ability to observe and understand
the universe. A connection that points directly to the work of a creative
mind and plan.
This extraordinary documentary
will be a focal point in the escalating debate between evolution and design.
Featuring the voice talents of John Rhys-Davies ( Lord of the Rings )