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.
A small ancient Egyptian statue at the Manchester Museum in England has been slowly moving on its accord. Curator Campbell Price recorded the statue using time-lapse video and discovered that it rotated counter-clockwise during daylight hours. Physicist Brian Cox has speculated that the statue's movement may be caused by the vibration of museum visitors' footsteps. Further details at LiveScience.