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by Reinhard Breuer

eBook The Anthropic Principle: Man as the Focal Point of Nature download ISBN: 3764334827
Author: Reinhard Breuer
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG; 1st Printing edition (November 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 261
ePub: 1923 kb
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Rating: 4.1
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Category: Math Sciences
Subcategory: Astronomy and Space Science

This book claims to be the first book published on the topic of observation selection.

This book claims to be the first book published on the topic of observation selection. It was published in 1981 and then updated and translated from German into English in 1991. Or the astronomer Alex Filippenko who said: Appropriately used the anthropic principle has a forecasting value: little changes in seemingly boring proprieties of the universe could easily turn out to produce a universe, in which nobody would be there to be bored. The cosmos is not only accurately tuned to make life possible it is also constructed like a gigantic computer.

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The Anthropic Principle book. Translation of: Das Anthropische Prinzip. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Anthropic Principle: Man as the Focal Point of Nature.

Known as the Anthropic Cosmological Principle, it holds that the fundamental structure of the Universe .

Known as the Anthropic Cosmological Principle, it holds that the fundamental structure of the Universe is determined by the existence of intelligent observers: the universe is as it is because if it were otherwise, observers could not exist.

Anthropic Principle : Man as the Focal Point of Nature by Reinhard Breuer (1990, Paperback).

Proponents of the anthropic principle reason that it explains why this universe has the age and the fundamental physical constants necessary to accommodate conscious life

The anthropic principle. man as the focal point of nature. by Reinhard A. Breuer. Published 1991 by Birkhäuser in Boston. Anthropic principle, Physics, Popular works.

The anthropic principle. Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-261). xiv, 261 p. : Number of pages.

1974 the astro-physicist Brandon Carter called this concept the "Anthropic principl". The magazine "Discover" defined it like that: "The universe must have proprieties which permit that life can develop, because it was planned to develop observers.

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Uthergo
This book claims to be the first book published on the topic of observation selection. It was published in 1981 and then updated and translated from German into English in 1991.

I rate books on observation selection according to whether they understand the generality of the subject matter; whether they link the topic to the general theory of selection pioneered by Darwin, and whether they link to Bayesian statistics and the maximum entropy principle of E. T. Jaynes - which cover assigning probability under uncertainty. This book gets no points on any of these topics. Instead it is all about physics - mostly dealing with the question of whether the universe is fine-tuned for living things. It also rambles through a lot of other physics-related material.

The analysis seems rather amateurish these days. The book hasn't aged too well - or maybe it has suffered in translation. Anyway, this book is probably mostly of historical interest these days.
Dalallador
Insightful book
Magis
In the 1960s scientists realized that the whole cosmos is in a sensible balance. Would have been the Big Bang a billion part of a second more intense matter would have been blown apart so that no galaxies could have been formed. As if the scientists knew how they came into existence!
More striking is that the four forces which regulate the effects between matter and energy have exactly the needed proprieties, so that atoms can associate, so that planets can be formed or so that atoms collide to set free the energy in the stars.
1961 Princeton physicist Robert Dicke published a work about the facts that the universe seems to be exactly tuned so that life is possible. 1974 the astro-physicist Brandon Carter called this concept the "Anthropic principl". The magazine "Discover" defined it like that: "The universe must have proprieties which permit that life can develop, because it was planned to develop observers."
Among the advocates of this concept are among others physicists John Wheeler who issued the notion of the Black Holes. Or the astronomer Alex Filippenko who said: Appropriately used the anthropic principle has a forecasting value: little changes in seemingly boring proprieties of the universe could easily turn out to produce a universe, in which nobody would be there to be bored."
The cosmos is not only accurately tuned to make life possible it is also constructed like a gigantic computer. This theory is from the physicist and informatics scientist Stephen Wolfram. Studies in his computer program named "cellular automation", CA, effected in the conclusion that the universe is mainly like a huge but simple computer program. There are only two questions left:
1. Why was the universe trimmed on life processes and
2. who originated the program since accident cannot do this.