ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution

The Copernican Principle and The Privileged Planet with Jay Richards

Jay Richards
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On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Jay Richards discusses the Copernican principle and pre-Copernican cosmology. We’ve just passed the 15th anniversary of The Privileged Planet, so it’s appropriate to revisit one of the questions Richards and Gonzalez set out to answer in their book: Is the earth really an insignificant speck in an impersonal universe? Do we really exist for no reason?

Jay W. Richards

Senior Fellow, Assistant Research Professor, Executive Editor
Jay Richards, Ph.D., O.P., is an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America, Executive Editor of The Stream and a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute where he works with the Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality. In addition to writing many academic articles, books, and popular essays on a wide variety of subjects, he edited the award winning anthology God & Evolution and co-authored The Privileged Planet.  His most recent book is The Human Advantage. Richards has a Ph.D., with honors, in philosophy and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, an M.Div., a Th.M., and a B.A. with majors in Political Science and Religion. He lives with his family in the Washington DC Metro area.