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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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The Raging Grannies Anti Occupation Club (Full Version)

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All across Israel, the film accompanies 76-year old Hava and her friends.
As Raging Grannies the women make revolutionary texts and music, protest in front of checkpoints or drive under their own steam to the occupied areas to meet formerly imprisoned Palestinians. Once a Zionist and Soldier of the Haganah, Hava fights today for the release of all political prisoners in Israel.

Pnina, aged 82 and since the end of the 1930s active in the communist movement, weekly drives to the occupied areas together with a mobile team of physicians and Tamar, 79, began her new life as a lawyer at the age of 60 and since then she represents Palestinian prisoners at Israeli military courts.

A film not merely on the Israeli occupation policy but above all on those who once made it real and today fight against it with all their means, even if they are in their 80ies.  Run time: 88 minutes

 

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