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.
Back in the 1990's, I heard the story of the infamous Mel's Hole in Washington. Several years ago, I was visiting a friend in Yakima, we were listening to Coast to Coast, when he asked if I had heard about "Mel's Hole." He said that he knew where the “whale bone growing in to the tree” was located and he would take me. So we took a drive to Ellensburg, Washington and here is the tree.