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The Anthropic Principle

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Painting by Katarina Countiss and Mike O.


Excerpt from Parallel Worlds: A Journey through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos by Kaku, Michio (Book – 2005) page 248.

Physicist Don Page has summarized the various forms of the anthropic principle that have been proposed over the years:

Weak anthropic principle: “What we observe about the universe is restricted by the requirement of our existence as observers.”

Strong-weak anthropic principle: “In at least one world… of the many-worlds universe, life must develop.”

Strong anthropic principle: “The undverse must have the properties for life to develop at some time within it.”

Final anthropic principle: “Intelligence must develop within the universe and then never die out.”

Author: KC

I am Katarina Countiss, a multimedia designer. I like blogs, games, art and technology. I am curious about how things are made.

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