A remarkable discovery has emerged in astrophysics: key properties of the universe have just the right values to make life possible. Most scientists prefer to explain away this uniqueness, insisting that a number of unseen universes must therefore exist, each randomly different. Astrophysicist Bernard Haisch joined George Knapp in the first half of the show to propose the alternative—that the special properties of our universe reflect an underlying intelligent consciousness.
In the second half of the program, veteran journalist Chris Taylor talked about how the Star Wars franchise has conquered our culture with a sense of lightness and exuberance, while remaining serious enough to influence politics, and spread a spirituality that appeals to religious groups and atheists alike.
I live in far northwest Las Vegas, slightly higher in elevation than the city. I took this photo as I drove south to work early on January 28, 2013 (5:52am). As you can see, the lights of the Las Vegas valley lit up the cloudy sky into what appeared to be a dove with wings spread, or maybe even an angel. People don't think of Vegas as a particularly blessed place, so I thought others might like to see that maybe it actually is!