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Subject: Is the weak anthropic principle a tautology?

Date: Wed Dec 22 11:10:34 1999
Posted by Ernest Estevez
Grade level: teacher/prof School: Mote Marine Laboratory
City: Sarasota State/Province: FL Country: USA
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 945882634.As

The anthropic principle, and its weak version, state that because we are 
here, the universe must be predisoposed for our development.  Is this not 
circular reasoning?  Or do I have the idea wrong?

Re: Is the weak anthropic principle a tautology?

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