Anthropic principle

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Term: Anthropic principle

The idea that the existence of life and, in particular, our presence as intelligent observers, constrains the nature of the Universe. It is an attempt to explain the observed fact that the fundamental constants of nature are just right or fine-tuned to allow the Universe and life to exist.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan