from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to humans or the era of human life.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to mankind or humans, or the period of humanity's existence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like or related to man; human.
- adj. relating to the period of mankind's existence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to man; manlike; sprung from man; human.
- [capitalized] In geology, a term introduced by Sir J. W. Dawson to designate the human period, or the period of such Pleistocene and recent deposits as are found to contain human relics. It was divided by him into an early, or Palanthropic, and a late, or Neanthropic, stage. See human period.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to mankind or the period of mankind's existence
"In 1974, this guy Brandon Carter came up with what he called the anthropic principle," Morris continues.
After Darwin showed how, thanks to natural selection, you can get design-like effects without a designer, that was the end of the argument -- and attempts at revival by physicists through the so-called anthropic principle are doomed to failure.
The third creationist argument called the anthropic cosmological principle, made by a whole army of Christian theologians and authors, is that the universe is fine-tuned for life, in particular, human life.
This theory is based on the so-called anthropic principle, which comes in two varieties, the weak and the strong.
Jenkns and Perez write about a provocative hypothesis known as the anthropic principle, which states that the existence of intelligent life capable of studying physical processes imposes constraints on the possible form of the laws of physics.
"You need to look at something called the anthropic principle", he said, "it suggests that the universe works in such a way that we are the outcome".
The third explanation invokes a concept called the anthropic principle,? first articulated by Cambridge astrophysicist Brandon Carter in 1973.
A fourth and final concern is what we might call the anthropic objection.
An interesting twist on this logic, known as the anthropic principle, was made by John Barrow, a physicist at Sussex University in England.
The so-called anthropic principle, which is what the video is all about, is a classic example of a solipsism, i.e. the theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified.
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