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Applying itself to that most fundamental question of philosophy--what is the meaning and purpose of life on Earth--this documentary explores the evidence for intelligent design in the universe. Our planet and the life it sustains is shown to be a unique orchestration of time, matter, and our precise placement within the solar system. This gives rise to the best conditions for scientific discovery, pointing to a deeper truth about a cognizant creator. Positing the hypothesis that humanity's capacity for survival and it's correlative power of observation are proof of the existence of a creative designer, THE PRIVILEGED PLANET shows Earth as not a product of random processes but the end result of a set of finely-tuned factors. The documentary uses astonishing images of Earth and its universe, augmented with breathtaking computer animation and interviews with leading thinkers and scientists who work with these questions, in its refutation of the naturalistic philosophy that has prevailed in science for the last 150 years.