The anthropic principle and its implications for biological evolution

  title={The anthropic principle and its implications for biological evolution},
  author={Brandon D. Carter},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  pages={347 - 363}
  • B. Carter
  • Published 20 December 1983
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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