Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Strong Anthropic Principle

Thinking about The Struggle for Empire and its implausibly habitable worlds.

The anthropic principle, if I'm remembering it correctly, says that our universe can have habitable worlds because we wouldn't be able to observe it if it didn't.

How much doubletalk do I need, short of invoking a friendly deity or deities, to have the universe habitable because it wants to be observed?

Later - to make this clearer, in TSfE every world of the solar system, at least from Venus to Neptune, appears to be habitable. If we go with the Anthropic Principle there needs to be a reason why the universe wants to be observed at close range. Maybe light speed could be a limitation, without close observers the universe starts to feel uncertain...

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