The basic thesis of TPP is that the best places for intelligent observers are also the best places for observing.
A snarky proposal, among others aimed at deflating the idea of humankind’s exceptional place in nature, suggests that our species is really misnamed.
The basic idea is that meeting the requirements for the habitability of the Earth for observers makes it more likely that solar eclipses are possible.
An anonymous professor at the University of Minnesota tries to knock down not an actual argument for intelligent design but the most simplistic parody.
Cosmologist John Gribbin cleverly inoculates himself against any suspicion — which would naturally come up given his thesis — of harboring thoughts of intelligent design.