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Living in an Anthropic Puddle with Vacuum Ripples?

August 23, 2013

Anthropic Principle In astrophysics and cosmology, the anthropic principle (from the Greek, anthropos, human) is the philosophical consideration that observations of the physical Universe must be compatible with the conscious life that observes it.

English writer Douglas Adams, who wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, used the metaphor of a living puddle examining its own shape, since, to those living creatures, the universe may appear to fit them perfectly (while in fact, they simply fit the universe perfectly).

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