Origin of anthropic principlefrom anthropic from Classical Greek anthr?pikos, human (adj.) from anthr?pos: see anthropo-
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(plural anthropic principles)
- Any of several similar explanations for the nature of the universe, and for the values of its fundamental constants, that states either that the universe is as it is because otherwise we wouldn't be here to observe it, or that the very presence of intelligent life constrains the universe to be as it is.