The problem with the early universe is that it was a much more dangerous place.
Perhaps the publisher, Cambridge University Press, thought the title might help sales with a younger, hipper generation.
I was motivated to do this study after two papers were published in 2018 on the difficulty of launching rockets from super-earths.
In principle, the conjoining of the many Rare Earth factors could overwhelm the available probabilistic resources and serve as evidence for Earth’s design.
It is possible that there is no surviving evidence anywhere on Earth of our planet’s first life.