Re: Priviledged Planet

From: Jim Armstrong <>
Date: Fri Jun 24 2005 - 12:35:43 EDT

This movie is available on DVD. That leads me to ask, what are some of
y'all's favorite DVD resources re origins, cosmology, and other topics
that arise from time to time in this venue.
I have always like the older Powers of Ten video, in some ways better
than the more recent remake.
Also, are there any good resources of this type you might recommend that
deal with the history and roots of Christianity?

Ted Davis wrote:

>Last evening I attended the Smithsonian showing of "The Priviledged Planet"
>film. Now that I have seen it, I endorse my earlier comments about the
>book: they also apply to the film version. The film does offer a religious
>interpretation of the universe, but does so IMO no more strongly than Carl
>Sagan's "Cosmos" also did (though of course the message is the opposite
>one). The film has lots of nice segments, explains lots of really good
>science about the solar system, the earth, and the galaxy, and in general is
>very well done. I recommend it to all and invite people to offer their own
>opinions after they've actually seen it.
>The audience included several quite well known people, incl a current
>member of Congress, at least one NAS member, and several ASA members. I
>won't identify specific persons however since it was a private showing and
>the politics of this issue suggest that I leave the event itself as a
>private event, I won't "out" anyone here.
>In closing, let me remind ASA members that the meeting this summer will
>include a 3-hour symposium on ID, featuring both advocates (such as Bill
>Dembski) and critics (such as Keith Miller). Richard Sternberg of the
>Smithsonian is also expected to speak. I anticipate an excellent session
>with lively exchanges of views. I hope to see you all there!
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