Tag: John Gribbin
On the 15th Anniversary of The Privileged Planet: An Update
The basic thesis of TPP is that the best places for intelligent observers are also the best places for observing.
Homo sapiens, or Pan sapiens?
A snarky proposal, among others aimed at deflating the idea of humankind’s exceptional place in nature, suggests that our species is really misnamed.
Solar Eclipses and Life
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.
Professor Angry and the Argument from Probabilistic Resources
An anonymous professor at the University of Minnesota tries to knock down not an actual argument for intelligent design but the most simplistic parody.
A Privileged Planet — with Space Aliens
Cosmologist John Gribbin cleverly inoculates himself against any suspicion — which would naturally come up given his thesis — of harboring thoughts of intelligent design.