The Privileged Planet (Full Version: HD)

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For centuries scientists and philosophers have marveled at an eerie coincidence. Mathematics, a creation of human reason, can predict the nature of the universe, a fact physicist Eugene Wigner referred to as the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the physical sciences. In the last three decades astronomers and cosmologists have noticed another, seemingly unrelated, mystery. Contrary to all expectations, the laws of physics seem precisely fine-tuned for the existence of complex life.

Could these two wonders actually be isolated pieces of a wider pattern? Both are prerequisites for science, yet what about the process of scientific discovery itself? What are its necessary conditions? Why is it even possible? Read any book on the history of science, and you’ll learn about magnificent tales of human ingenuity, persistence, and dumb luck. But that’s only part of the story, and not even the most important part. Our location is much more critical to science than it is to real estate. For some reason our Earthly location is extraordinarily well suited to allow us to peer into the heavens and discover its secrets.

Elsewhere, you might learn that Earth and its local environment provide a delicate, and probably exceedingly rare, cradle for complex life. But there’s another, even more startling, fact, described in The Privileged Planet: those same rare conditions that produce a habitable planet-that allow for the existence of complex observers like ourselves-also provide the best overall place for observing. What does this mean? At the least, it turns our view of the universe inside out. The universe is not “pointless” (Steven Weinberg), Earth merely “a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark,” (Carl Sagan) and human existence “just a more-or-less farcical outcome of a chain of accidents” (Steven Weinberg). On the contrary, the evidence we can uncover from our Earthly home points to a universe that is designed for life, and designed for discovery. More at: privilegedplanet.com

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Overdraft (Full Version)

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“Overdraft” is a public television documentary sponsored by the Travelers Institute that presents a compelling explanation of America’s federal debt crisis, how it impacts Americans’ lives, and choices to address the problem.

 

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  • Mike Parrish

    I’ve only watched 15 minutes and not one word about the Federal Reserve and compound interest.As long as those issues are not discussed this I will view as a misdirection piece.

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  • tim siver

    This video is a lie…….they are a bunch of thieves……we do owe them.
    mainstream propaganda like this is a problem

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  • Robert

    Nobody, but nobody in this entire presentation mentioned anything concerning where our government gets the money to operate. Let’s see. Every dollar our government ‘borrows’ is obtained through the federal reserve bank. That money is borrowed with interest already attached to it. That means, in essence, within our national debt, are interest payments only, paid to the federal reserve bank. It’s the biggest scam in our nations history.

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  • Jayme

    Sponsored by Travelers. Look at the sources of funding by the public broadcasted programming and you see those whose interests are served. One has to be very skeptical of any programming that is sponsored like this because these sponsors would never knowingly advertise against their own interests.

    “Money will be more expensive for people.” – Clinton

    End the Fed, the IMF, BIS, the OECD, and the World Bank – and the money will cost the people nothing except the cost of ink, paper, and the press. Debt based money is a losing game for everyone except the unelected capital owners of these organizations.

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