anthropic principle

noun
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of anthropic principle

: either of two principles in cosmology:
a : conditions that are observed in the universe must allow the observer to exist called also weak anthropic principle
b : the universe must have properties that make inevitable the existence of intelligent life called also strong anthropic principle

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1974

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