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In the early days of 1953 the British astrophysicist and cosmologist Fred Hoyle

  title={In the early days of 1953 the British astrophysicist and cosmologist Fred Hoyle},
  author={Helge Kragh},
unknown in 1953 when it was predicted, is often mentioned as an example of anthropic prediction. However, an investigation of the historical circumstances of the prediction and its subsequent experimental confirmation shows that Hoyle and his contemporaries did not associate the level in the carbon nucleus with life. Only in the 1980s, after the emergence of the anthropic principle, did it become common to see Hoyle's prediction as anthropically significant. At about the same time mythical… Expand


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