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anthropic principle
The assertion that the presence of intelligent life on earth places limits on the many ways the universe could have developed and could have caused the conditions of temperature that prevail today.
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anthropic principle (s) (noun), anthropic principles (pl)
1. A reasoning in cosmology which states that the present existence of life on earth implies certain limits on the ways that the early universe could have evolved.
2. The assertion that any life existing in a universe will impose conditions that significantly restrict the physical properties of that universe.