The”anthropic principle” is a hybrid idea – part scientific hypothesis and part philosophical argument – which seeks to account for our presence in a life-sustaining universe using inference and probability.

It asks the questions: why does our universe seem fine-tuned for human life? Did an Intelligent Designer plan this universe just for us, or is it simply one of many universes in a larger multiverse, the random byproduct of an endless process of creation with no beginning and no end?

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“It is best to try to avoid thinking of the Big Bang as an explosion, even though it is usually described that way. The problem with the word explosion is this: it conjures an image in the mind’s eye that the Big Bang should be imagined from the outside, with the universe going “boom” and…

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“The deep structure of change is decay. What decays is not the quantity but the quality of energy. I shall explain what is meant by high quality energy, but for the present think of it as energy that is localized, and potent to effect change. In the course of causing change it spreads, becomes chaotically…

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