The Discovery Institute, "Privileged Species", DiscoveryScienceNews YouTube channel (24 March 2015)

I saw this recently and thought it was pretty well done. It's certainly a refreshing change from the standard "science" programmes on TV, in which we're often told (or it's heavily implied) that human beings are just the accidental by-products of undirected physical processes. Maybe it's down to what you want to see through your science...

* "Are humans the accidental products of a blind and uncaring universe? Or are they the beneficiaries of a cosmic order that was planned beforehand to help them flourish? Privileged Species is a 33-minute documentary by Discovery Institute that explores growing evidence from physics, chemistry, biology, and related fields that our universe was designed for large multi-cellular beings like ourselves. Featuring geneticist and author Michael Denton, the documentary investigates the special properties of carbon, water, and oxygen that make human life and the life of other organisms possible, and it explores some of the unique features of humans that make us a truly privileged species."

 Privileged Species
* Quotation from the video description on YouTube
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