It is encouraging to me that someone else came to the same basic conclusion as I did following my observation of a total solar eclipse in India in 1995.
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.