anthropic principle

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anthropic principle

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Any of various hypotheses in theoretical physics asserting that human existence and the ability to observe the universe are necessary rather than contingent facts about the universe and must be considered when interpreting or theoretically constraining fundamental physical laws.

anthropic principle

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(Astronomy) astronomy the cosmological theory that the presence of life in the universe limits the ways in which the very early universe could have evolved
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The Final Anthropic Principle goes a step beyond the Strong Anthropic Principle and says that not only must life come into existence, but once it does, it will last forever.
So Carter has proposed the Strong Anthropic Principle (SAP), which holds that "the universe must have those properties which allow life to develop within it at some stage in its history.
A modern version of that argument is the so-called strong anthropic principle, which, in its most militant formulation, submits that the emergence of the human species was essentially preprogrammed into the big bang.