A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos (2020)

A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos Geraint F. Lewis Luke A. Barnes A Fortunate Universe Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos 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 im
  • Title: A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos
  • Author: Geraint F. Lewis Luke A. Barnes
  • ISBN: 9781107156616
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Hardcover
A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos Geraint F. Lewis Luke A. Barnes 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 hiOver 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.
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  1. Manny

    I came across Luke Barnes and his blog Letters to Nature when I was looking for expert commentary on New Atheist Victor Stenger s The Fallacy of Fine Tuning, and was delighted to quote from him in my review Now Barnes and his colleague Geraint Lewis have come out with their own book, which they wittily describe in the bibliography as the antiparticle of Stenger s There s no doubt as to who wins this fight Stenger, who should be ashamed of himself, commits all the crimes that atheists like to lay [...]

  2. Joseph

    A Fortunate Universe Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos by Geraint F Lewis and Luke A Barnes is a book about the cosmos for those looking for a bit than a Discovery Channel series on the universe Lewis is a Welsh astrophysicist, who is best known for his work on dark energy, gravitational lensing, and galactic cannibalism Barnes is a postdoctoral researcher at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, University of Sydney He works on cosmology, galaxy formation, and the fine tuning of the universe for lif [...]

  3. Peter Mcloughlin

    A very compelling case for fine tuning and even Theism at the end of the book May have shifted my bayesian assessment of the existence of a God slightly in a favorable direction slightly The physics behind the extraordinary fine tuning might make anyone assume the fix is in The discussion at the end of the various philosophical explanations of fine tuning boil down to a multiverse or some kind of creator deity I liked the book and even the author s philosophical defense of theism which is a str [...]

  4. Tim

    Alternate history stories are popular You take an established fact of history and ask a question What If What if we changed some element of history How would things be different This book does something similar in the field of physics It looks at our current understanding of the universe and asks the same question What If What if the universe were expanding at a faster rate than it currently is What would be the consequences for the universe and by extension, what would be the consequences for y [...]

  5. Mary Catelli

    About two third physics and chemistry Carbon, neutrinos, inflation in the early universe, what Albert Einstein thought was his biggest mistake, what would make a universe dull, and All discussing what tweaking the free parameters would do to this universe and life in it Much clarification of the Weak and Strong Anthropic Principles.And then discussing questions this would raise, including the philosophical ones.

  6. Alan Fuller

    A scientific viewpoint of the fine tuning of the laws of science, and its implications for the inner workings of the Universe are examined The Universe is a beautiful place, but we have no idea why we are here The existence of life in our Universe is a suspicious fact It requires a range of precise coincidences Science cannot state that we are insignificant since there isn t a telescope that measures importance While science offers a hierarchy of explanation, the anthropic principle doesn t expl [...]

  7. James Chappell

    Luke Barnes has always been my go to guy on the concept of the fine tuning of the universe, and having read his previous papers on the issue, especially those refuting Stenger, I was particularly looking forward to this Barnes and Lewis discuss the issue of fine tuning for the lay reader for most of the books, making apt use of analogies in order to hammer home that the universe IS fine tuned for life, and in the last section, Barnes, the Christian, and Lewis, the atheist, settle down for discus [...]

  8. Zachary Lawson

    Rarely am I inclined to give a 5 star rating to a book, but, I believe this one is deserving Lewis Barnes provide an engaging introduction to the fine tuning problem, providing coherent, yet simple explanations of some of the most persuasive examples The authors are candid and intellectually honest, sharing their own doubts about fine tuning and previously endorsed examples that ultimately didn t pan out The ending chapters effectively summarized the data and surveyed several common rejoinders t [...]

  9. Benjamin

    Here I sit, on the surface of this small rocky planet, the result of a cosmic gamble that makes winning EuroMillions look like a dead certainty Daydreaming about a theory of everything , from which the Universe will emerge fully formed.

  10. Stinger

    About the Authors Geraint F Lewis is a Professor of Astrophysics and head of the Gravitational Astrophysics Group at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, part of the University of Sydney s School of Physics Luke A Barnes is a postdoctoral researcher at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, University of Sydney, where his focus is on cosmology, galaxy formation, and the fine tuning of the Universe for life Given the authors education, present research, public engagements and sharp interest in the su [...]

  11. Evan Minton

    This is one of the best treatments of The Fine Tuning of the universe I ve ever come across As anyone who follows Cerebral Faith and has read my most recent blog post knows, The Fine Tuning Argument is one of my top 5 favorite arguments for God s existence This book caught my eye because it s an entire book devoted to this subject, and I downloaded it hoping to become even knowledgeable on the subject The majority of the book is devoted to the science of fine tuning By that, I mean the actual c [...]

  12. Daniel

    This was a bit of a chore to read but not necessarily in a bad way I made my way through it 10 20 pages per day with sufficient time to allow my brain and eyes to rest While there is some advanced math in these pages, I would say that it is mostly accessible to anybody with sufficient exposure to high school physics chemistry Some of the philosophical stuff in the last two chapters was a bit harder to follow perhaps because I was ready to be done with this title A tiny bit of overlap with Dawkin [...]

  13. Brendon Brewer

    Good book Fairly comprehensive coverage of the fine tuning problem in physics and cosmology, and fair treatment of various ideas about it The missing star is because I m not that interested in the esoterica of particle physics, which takes up a fair amount of the book.

  14. Meghan

    After finishing a book about illegal Israeli settlements, I picked up my iPad and figured Hey, a book about cosmology won t be too taxing I have a scientific mind with a math background I ll be done this one faster than the inflationary period following the Big Bang a week later Physics is hard and my brain hurts There s a reason I went into pure rather than applied mathematics Applied stuff is just so dependent on seemingly arbitrary constants, which, kinda, is what A Fortunate Universe is all [...]

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