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The anthropic cosmological principle

Author: John D Barrow; Frank J Tipler
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988, ©1986.
Series: Oxford paperbacks.
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A study of the anthropic cosmological principle, with reference to various scientific disciplines. The work also includes chapters on the nature of life, extraterrestrial intelligence and the quantum  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D Barrow; Frank J Tipler
ISBN: 0192821474 9780192821478
OCLC Number: 16830384
Notes: "First issued (with corrections) as an Oxford University Press paperback, 1988"--T.p. verso.
Description: xx, 706 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Design arguments --
Modern teleology and the anthropic principles --
The rediscovery of the anthropic principle --
The weak anthropic principle in physics and astrophysics --
The anthropic principles in classical cosmology --
Quantum mechanics and the anthropic principle --
The anthropic principle and biochemistry --
The space-travel argument against the existence of extraterrestrial intelligent life --
The future of the universe.
Series Title: Oxford paperbacks.
Responsibility: John D. Barrow and Frank J. Tipler ; with a foreword by John A. Wheeler.
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