The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery (英語) ハードカバー – 2004/2/1
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Earth. The Final Frontier
Contrary to popular belief, Earth is not an insignificant blip on the universe’s radar. Our world proves anything but average in Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards’ The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery.
But what exactly does Earth bring to the table? How does it prove its worth among numerous planets and constellations in the vastness of the Milky Way? In The Privileged Planet, you’ll learn about the world’s:
water and its miraculous makeup
protection by the planetary giants
And how our planet came into existence in the first place.
Jay W. Richards is vice president and senior fellow of the Discovery Institute in Seattle.
A very readable, challenging, well researched and informative book.
Maybe this compact summarization of Brett Kunkle from STR gives a glimpse of the essential message of this book:
"Recent scientific discoveries show our universe is finely tuned. This simply means there are certain details in the universe that had to be “just right” in order to produce life. For example, the gravitational force must be constant. The expansion rate of the universe must be constant. A life-sustaining solar system can have only one star. And on and on and on. Scientists tell us there are more than 50 “just right” details in the universe that make life on planet earth possible. Not only does a finely tuned universe point to a Fine Tuner, but it also demonstrates care and concern for the flourishing of His creatures."
The book is for the interessted reader, it is a bit technical with a lot of detail. However interessting I did not finish it.