This interesting book reviews WMAP's main results (2003) and discusses in detail how the accurate qualitative results for the "age" of the universe and the Hubble constant were anticipated in an article published five years before in Acta Cosmologica, Krakow. In the final chapter on "Cosmic Numbers", it is shown that, as a result of the coincidence at decoupling time between atom formation and matter/radiation equality, a reasonable cosmic justification for the mass ratio of protons and electrons is obtained. /remove
The Intelligible Universe (Shanghai/Madrid 1993): Man and His Universe; The Importance of Precision; Relativistic Cosmology; Cosmology and Transcendence; The Cosmic Background Radiation (El Escorial 1993): The COBE Project, by John C Mather; COBE Observations of the Early Universe, by George F Smoot; The Last Thirteen Billion Years (Krakow, 1998/Madrid, 2002): Unexpected Coincidence Between Decoupling and Atom Formation Times; From the Big Bang to the Present; The Microwave Anisotropy Probe (Singapore/Madrid, 2005): The Report of the WMAP's First Year Observation in the NY Times: 02/12/2003; The Medieval Roots of Contemporary Science (Oviedo, 2007): Why Not in China?; Tomas Aquinas and Roger Bacon; The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of Creation; and other papers.