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More Views of a Privileged Planet

This is the second video I’ve recommended to you in as many weeks that offers an awesome and surprisingly poignant view of the turning Earth as seen from space — this time from the International Space Station. I’m again struck by the fragility of our paper-thin (relatively speaking) atmosphere and how close and vulnerable we are to space. The delicacy of our situation, our placement in the cosmos in this startling way that’s evidently “designed for discovery,” underlines for me that this did not happen by chance.
This one really repays watching it at full screen, with HD on, and with the sound turned up.
h/t Gizmodo.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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