Possible Implications of the Quantum Theory of Gravity: An Introduction to the Meduso-Anthropic Principle

  title={Possible Implications of the Quantum Theory of Gravity: An Introduction to the Meduso-Anthropic Principle},
  author={Louis Crane},
  journal={Foundations of Science},
  • L. Crane
  • Published 17 February 1994
  • Physics
  • Foundations of Science
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