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September 17, 2011 / compassioninpolitics

Is there scientific value to the anthropic principle?

Anthropic Principle: Once considered a philosophical lark, the anthropic principle has become an integral methodological tool with which to best analyze the extreme unarbitrariness of the Universe’s parameters. The AP, which suggests that our Universe’s qualities are unavoidable in consideration of the presence of observers, has helped cosmologists, astrobiologists and quantum physicists as they work with such related concepts as the fine-tuning hypothesis, string theory, and various multiverse theories.

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Max Planck (1858-1947), Nobel Prize winner and founder of modern physics, concurs:

“According to everything taught by the exact sciences about the immense realm of nature, a certain order prevails–one independent of the human mind . . . this order can be formulated in terms of purposeful activity. There is evidence of an intelligent order of the universe to which both man and nature are subservient.”

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This link has some additional scientific reasoning about the anthropic principle & the order in the universe. Here are 34 additional examples of the fine tuned universe.

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