Anthropics

Yoav Ravid (+33)
Yoav Ravid (+38)
Vladimir_Nesov (+110/-172)
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Anthropicsis the study of how the fact that we are able to make certainsucceed in making observations of a given kind at all gives us evidence about the world we are living, independently of the exact naturecontent of the observations. ForAs an example, it would be impossible for us to observeliving beings, making any observations at all is only possible in a universe with fundamentally different physical laws, so we always have to assign 100% probability to observing physical laws that support life.

Anthropics is the study of how the fact that we are able to make certain observations at all gives us evidence about the world we are living, independently of the exact nature of the observations. For example, it would be impossible for us to observe a universe with fundamentally different physical laws, so we always have to assign 100% probability to observing physical laws that support life.