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The Resource Cosmic jackpot : why our universe is just right for life, Paul Davies

Cosmic jackpot : why our universe is just right for life, Paul Davies

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Cosmic jackpot : why our universe is just right for life
Title
Cosmic jackpot
Title remainder
why our universe is just right for life
Statement of responsibility
Paul Davies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Physicist Paul Davies shows how recent scientific discoveries point to a perplexing fact: many basic features of the physical universe--from the speed of light to the most humble carbon atom--seem tailor-made to produce life. A radical new theory says it's because our universe is just one of an infinite number of universes, each one slightly different. Our universe is bio-friendly by accident; we just happened to win the cosmic jackpot. While this multiverse theory is compelling, it has bizarre implications, from infinite copies of each of us to Matrix-like simulated universes. Davies believes there's a more satisfying solution to the question of existence: the observations we make today could help shape the nature of reality in the remote past. If this is true, then life and, ultimately, consciousness aren't just incidental byproducts of nature, but central players in the formation of the universe.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, P. C. W
Dewey number
523.1/2
Index
index present
LC call number
BS651
LC item number
.D325 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmogony
  • Cosmology
  • Teleology
  • God
  • God
  • Anthropic principle
  • Human beings
  • Life on other planets
Label
Cosmic jackpot : why our universe is just right for life, Paul Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The big questions -- The universe explained -- How the universe began -- What the universe is made of and how it all holds together -- The lure of complete unification -- Dark forces of the cosmos -- A universe fit for life -- Does a multiverse solve theGoldilocks enigma? -- Intelligent and not so intelligent design -- How come existence? -- Afterword: ultimate explanations
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780618592265
Lccn
2006023567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • BK0006939174
  • 469924
Label
Cosmic jackpot : why our universe is just right for life, Paul Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The big questions -- The universe explained -- How the universe began -- What the universe is made of and how it all holds together -- The lure of complete unification -- Dark forces of the cosmos -- A universe fit for life -- Does a multiverse solve theGoldilocks enigma? -- Intelligent and not so intelligent design -- How come existence? -- Afterword: ultimate explanations
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780618592265
Lccn
2006023567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • BK0006939174
  • 469924

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