A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos 1st Edition

Ebook Details

Authors

Geraint F. Lewis, Luke A. Barnes, Brian Schmidt

Year 2016
Pages 388
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language en
ISBN 9781107156616
File Size 2.54 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 123
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Ebook Description

Over the last forty years, scientists have uncovered evidence that if the Universe had been forged with even slightly different properties, life as we know it - and life as we can imagine it - would be impossible. Join us on a journey through how we understand the Universe, from its most basic particles and forces, to planets, stars and galaxies, and back through cosmic history to the birth of the cosmos. Conflicting notions about our place in the Universe are defined, defended and critiqued from scientific, philosophical and religious viewpoints. The authors' engaging and witty style addresses what fine-tuning might mean for the future of physics and the search for the ultimate laws of nature. Tackling difficult questions and providing thought-provoking answers, this volumes challenges us to consider our place in the cosmos, regardless of our initial convictions.