Cosmic Coincidences by John Gribbin
Dark Matter, Mankind, and Anthropic Cosmology

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What happened "in the beginning", 15 billion years ago? Is the universe only one of its kind or are there others? Is it just a coincidence that life evolved on Earth? This book explores the chain of cosmic events that led to intelligent life on Earth. Scientists cannot explain the distribution of galaxies, and the voids between them, without concluding that at least 90% of the universe consists of so-called "dark matter". The authors here aim to provide a readable account of the leading theories and latest advances in understanding the nature of dark matter, the controlling force in the dynamics structure and the eventual fate of the universe. John Gribbin's previous books include "The Hole in the Sky" and "Hothouse Earth".

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John Gribbin is visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex and a best-selling author.
Published August 1, 1989 by Bantam New Age. 302 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Since dark matter "controls the structure and eventual fate of the Universe," it also creates conditions that favor human life.

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