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Synonyms for anthropic

relating to mankind or the period of mankind's existence


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Ben Freivogel, also at UCB, wondered if the ratio can be explained using the anthropic principle which, loosely stated, says that the properties of the universe must be suitable for the emergence of life.
Here he considers the relation of religion to evolution, but wanders a bit, he says, into physics, the anthropic principle, and other realms of science.
We move on next to a section on physics, mainly on the so-called Anthropic Principle.
The anthropic principle allows for consideration of scientific explanations of creation, such as the big-bang theory, which asserts that the universe expanded to its current state through an explosion that shattered an infinite density of matter and space.
How does this definition relate to Elohimian evolution, the anthropic principle and in turn to the phenomena identified above?
Woit has only harsh things to say about the recent acceptance of an anthropic principle by several leading string theorists, notably Weinberg and David Susskind.
Additionally, the increasing clarity of the continuity between cosmogenesis, biogenesis, and ontogenesis seemingly authorizes a stronger interpretation of the anthropic principle.
Not universally accepted by physicists, of course, the anthropic principle puts, as it were, a homunculus into the universe in precisely the same way that, say, Descartes, in a standard philosophic view of consciousness, seemingly puts one into the human brain.
Krauss, author of Hiding in the Mirror, refers to the Anthropic Principle as "the last refuge of scoundrels.
One of the most striking examples of the anthropic principle is the cosmological constant, a number that measures the amount of cosmic repulsion caused by the energy in empty space (Carroll and Press 1992).
12 National Catholic Reporter, particularly the articles on the cosmos and the Anthropic Principle.
Lately, however, the issue arose again in the form of the anthropic principle, which concentrates on the origins of life.
Echoing the anthropic principle, he notes that the physical universe can never be known independently of human measurements and choices of what to measure.
But the anthropic principle, already decried by authoritative scientific voices, will probably fade in significance, and Natural Theology should not count on additional concrete encouragement from physics or astronomy.
According to Glynn, this all amounts to a momentous scientific discovery, one that goes by the name "the anthropic principle.