Beautiful Earth. Why we are alone in the universe.
Beautiful Earth; the more we know about the universe, the more we realize how many coincidences have to come together in order to have a place to live like Earth. We live in one of the most complex and perfect incubators and as we will review in this revealing book, it is also most probably, unique. Based on the analysis of more than 400 unbiased, all referenced scientific research papers. More
Beautiful Earth; the more we know about the universe, the more we realize how many, many coincidences have to come together in order to have a beautiful place to live like Earth.
We live in one of the most complex and perfect incubators there can be, and besides it is probably the most beautiful one we can think of, as we will review in this revealing, unparalleled book, it is also most probably, unique.
¿What conditions should a star and one of its planets have in order to harbour life?
¿Is there any other place in the universe where intelligent life could have evolved? We all, scientists and not scientists have always wondered whether there is any other rational beings we can talk to. With such a quest in mind, the search of finding extraterrestrial life has transferred from the science fiction and the -sometimes funny- wait for UFOs and aliens, to the profound scientific search for exoplanets and the study of physical and chemical signs of fundamental life processes; “bio signatures” in them. But up to now, notwithstanding the support of many organizations as the NASA and the European Space Agency, huge budgets and many advanced devices as the Hubble and the Kepler telescopes, life has not been found anywhere else.
Yet, life on Earth is the conjunction of many, many complex variables; physical, chemical, biological and geological variables, coming together coincidentally, interacting most of them with one another in “a very intricate way” or what some scientist would name as an “irreducible complexity” shaping then a web of coincidences which can scarcely be repeated elsewhere.
Such conditions in Earth had supported life and its evolution through four thousand million years and finally have all set the ground for the development of a unique, very intelligent, technologically advanced humankind.
In Beautiful Earth book all those complex variables; those “coincidences” are all put together for a first time and only after fully analysing more than 400 unbiased scientific reports and research papers, fully referenced, unveiling that, given such a myriad of unique conditions, most probably, we are the only intelligent beings in the Milky Way, and possibly, in all of our “reachable” universe.
Starting with the importance of having all of the chemicals elements –which is far from being the rule- in order to construct a terrestrial planet and life itself from its very beginning, to how we became to have an oxygen rich atmosphere, which plays an essential role so that we not can not only breath, but be protected from harmful rays as well as be kept within a mild supporting temperature range. Likewise, uncovering how the earth’s mantle's rare radiogenic chemical components content help create such a heat (almost as that of small stars) as to maintain a very dynamic, life essential, Plate Tectonic System which along with our Earth’s electromagnetic shield, both represent a unique way which has protected our environment through all the time span needed to nurture life, and reveal how, much surprisingly, our moon has played many essential roles, from the formation of the Earth itself to support a long stable nature on Earth. Also, reviewing how a specific star size is required for allowing life evolution and how our Solar System age and location within the Milky Way provides the environment for all such characteristics to prevail.
But all such conditions, notwithstanding being mostly science topics, are presented in a comprehensible, catching and easy to read manner, full of unveiled surprising facts that will undoubtedly shock most current perspectives and which once known, may make some of us reconsider our cosmological beliefs and even maybe, see the sky and the Earth itself differently, not as a common and simply given situation but as a quite singular opportunity, while realizing of how much wonder we are surrounded of and give a new meaning to the participation in the joy of life itself.
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