Anthropic principle



noun
(astronomy) the cosmological theory that the presence of life in the universe limits the ways in which the very early universe could have evolved
Contemporary Examples

This observation has led to one of the most divisive points in modern physics: the anthropic principle.
The 6 Smartest Ideas From Stephen Hawking’s New Book Joshua Robinson September 9, 2010

But while Hawking and Mlodinow argue in favor of the anthropic principle, they leave out any implication of an almighty designer.
The 6 Smartest Ideas From Stephen Hawking’s New Book Joshua Robinson September 9, 2010

noun

in cosmology, a principle saying that the observability of the universe relies on and is constrained by the existence of intelligent life; also called strong anthropic principle
Word Origin

Greek anthropikos
Usage Note

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