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Coming Attraction: Biochemist Michael Denton and Privileged Species

David Klinghoffer

We’re delighted to present the trailer for an upcoming documentary, Privileged Species, focusing on the work and ideas of Center for Science & Culture senior fellow Michael Denton. It couldn’t more timely.

200x200cosmos.jpgThe rebooted Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson, a slick and charming vehicle for materialism if there ever was one, hammers away each week at the message that there’s nothing special about our planet or its place in the cosmos, and certainly nothing special or privileged about our species. Think again, Dr. Tyson.

In his books Evolution: A Theory in Crisis and Nature’s Destiny, Dr. Denton has argued with a remarkable power and clarity that in fact life gives direct evidence of purpose. In Privileged Species he takes his case further, showing how the Earth is designed not just for life, but specifically for the human form. "The unique fitness of the universe for carbon-based life," he says, "and for beings like ourselves, is one of the major discoveries of twentieth-century science."

The film is coming in 2014. Yeah, I’m impatient to see it too. Michael Denton is a wonderful personality in the intelligent-design community, with his own fascinating take on the science of ID. His latest research and thinking are reflected in critical review articles in the most recent issue of BIO-Complexity:

If you must have more Denton while you’re waiting, that’s the place to go. I’ll keep you updated on the timeline for the film’s release.

I’m now on Twitter. Find me @d_klinghoffer.

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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