Jay W. Richards is Research Fellow and Director of Acton Media at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy and theology (with honors) from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he was formerly a Teaching Fellow. He is the author of many scholarly and popular articles, as well as several books. His most recent book isThe Privileged Planet, with astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez (Washington D.C.: Regnery, 2004). The Privileged Planet is the basis for the popular documentary The Privileged Planet: The Search for Purpose in the Universe.