Our Cosmic Habitat
od Rees, M. z vydavateľstva Amazon USA 2003
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Viac o knihe Our Cosmic Habitat (Rees, M.)
Our universe seems strangely biophilic, or hospitable to life. Is this happenstance, providence, or coincidence? According to cosmologist Martin Rees, the answer depends on the answer to another question, the one posed by Einstein´s famous remark: What interests me most is whether God could have made the world differently. This book explores the fascinating consequences of the answer being yes. Rees explores the notion that our universe is just a part of a vast multiverse, or ensemble of universes, in which most of the other universes are lifeless. What we call the laws of nature would then be no more than local bylaws, imposed in the aftermath of our own Big Bang. In this scenario, our cosmic habitat would be a special, possibly unique universe where the prevailing laws of physics allowed life to emerge. Rees begins by exploring the nature of our solar system and examining a range of related issues such as whether our universe is or isn´t infinite. He asks, for example: How likely is life? How credible is the Big Bang theory? Rees then peers into the long-range cosmic future before tracing the causal chain backward to the beginning. He concludes by trying to untangle the par --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.