Review of Paul Davies' Cosmic jackpot: why our universe is just right for life
Paul Davies is a physicist, a cosmologist with philosophical interest. He is unsurpassed in summarizing the results of recent discoveries in physical astronomy and microphysics about the ways in which the characteristics of the universe are fine-tuned for life. "The universe is bio-friendly." He is much challenged by the differences between physics and biology, especially the emergence of mind. We are still left wondering why life elaborates and persists in the midst of its perpetual perishing.