Cover of: Cosmic Jackpot by Paul Davies
Preview

Buy this book

When you buy books using these links the Internet Archive may earn a small commission.

Last edited by MARC Bot
December 14, 2020 | History
An edition of Cosmic jackpot (2007)

Cosmic Jackpot

Why Our Universe Is Just Right for Life

  • 0 Ratings
  • 0 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 0 Have read

This edition was published in by Houghton Mifflin

Written in English

336 pages

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.

Read more

Previews available in: English

Edition Availability
Cover of: Cosmic Jackpot
Cosmic Jackpot: Why Our Universe Is Just Right for Life
April 11, 2007, Houghton Mifflin
in English

Add another edition?

Cosmic jackpot

First published in 2007



Work Description

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.

Cosmic Jackpot

Why Our Universe Is Just Right for Life

This edition was published in by Houghton Mifflin


Classifications

Library of Congress
BS651.D325 2007, BS651 .D325 2007

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7605868M
Internet Archive
cosmicjackpotwhy0000davi
ISBN 10
0618592261
ISBN 13
9780618592265
LC Control Number
2006023567
Library Thing
1925110
Goodreads
137799

Community Reviews (0)

Feedback?
No community reviews have been submitted for this work.

Lists containing this Book

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
December 14, 2020 Edited by MARC Bot import existing book
October 12, 2020 Edited by ImportBot import existing book
August 14, 2020 Edited by ImportBot import existing book
January 15, 2020 Edited by ImportBot import existing book
April 29, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Imported from amazon.com record.