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

ISBN-10: 0895260654
ISBN-13: 9780895260659
Edition: 2004
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Description: A convincing case that the rare, finely tuned conditions that allow for intelligent life on Earth are no coincidence, and that Earth was practically designed for discovery.

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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, An Eagle Publishing Company
Publication date: 2/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

A convincing case that the rare, finely tuned conditions that allow for intelligent life on Earth are no coincidence, and that Earth was practically designed for discovery.

Richards (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary; Th.M., Calvin Theological Seminary; M.Div., Union Theological Seminary) is a research fellow and director of institutional relations at Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in Grand Rapids, MI. He has published articles in philosophy of religion (Religious Studies), theology (Christian Scholars' Review) and science (Perspectives on Science and the Christian Faith). His books include The Privileged Planet (Regnery, 2004), Are We Spiritual Machines (Discovery Inst. Press, 2002), The Untamed God (IVP, 2003), and Unapologetic Apologetics (IVP, 2001)..

Introduction
Our Local Environment
Wonderful Eclipses
At Home on a Data Recorder
Peering Down
Peering Up
The Pale Blue Dot in Relief
Our Helpful Neighbors
The Broader Universe
Star Probes
Our Galactic Habitat
Our Place in Cosmic Time
A Universe Fine-Tuned for Life and Discovery
Implications
The Revisionist History of the Copernican Revolution
The Copernican Principle
The Anthropic Disclaimer
SETI and the Unraveling of the Copernican Principle
A Universe Designed for Discovery
The Skeptical Rejoinder
Conclusion: Reading the Book of Nature
The Revised Drake Equation
What about Panspermia?
Notes
Acknowledgments
Figure Credits
Index

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