February 27, 2020

Answered by: Stephen Wolfram

How do your models relate to the anthropic principle?

The anthropic principle main thrust is to say that for life/intelligence/observers to exist, the universe must be a certain way. It is true that what our models suggest is that the universe looks the way it does to us, because we are a certain way. The anthropic principle would say that we couldn’t exist (in any way) unless the universe was a certain way. But our models say that we can exist in many ways, but the way we perceive the same underlying universe would depend on our details.