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The weak anthropic principle and the landscape of string theory

@article{Ellis2009TheWA,
  title={The weak anthropic principle and the landscape of string theory},
  author={George F. R. Ellis and Lee Smolin},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  year={2009}
}
  • G. EllisL. Smolin
  • Published 16 January 2009
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
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