A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos

2017.06.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Geraint F. Lewis and Luke A. Barnes, A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos, Cambridge University Press, 2016,
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2017.06.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Geraint F. Lewis and Luke A. Barnes, A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 373pp., $27.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107156616. Reviewed by Yann Benétreau-Dupin, University of Pittsburgh This new book by cosmologists Geraint F. Lewis and Luke A. Barnes is another entry in the long list of cosmology-centered physics books intended for a large audience. While many such books aim at advancing a novel scientific theory,[1] this one has no such scientific pretense. Its goals are to assert that the universe is fine-tuned for life, to defend that this fact can reasonably motivate further scientific inquiry as to why it is so, and to show that the multiverse and intelligent design hypotheses are reasonable proposals to explain this fine-tuning. This book's potential contribution, therefore, lies in how convincingly and efficiently it can make that case.

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