PBS Space Time

Can You Observe a Typical Universe?

Season 5 Episode 40 | 13m 36s | Video has closed captioning.

The moment you started observing reality, you hopelessly polluted any conclusions you might make about it. The anthropic principle guarantees that you are NOT seeing the universe in most typical state. But used correctly, this highly controversial idea can be extremely powerful. So, how do you correctly use the anthropic principle?

Aired: 12/19/19

Rating: NR


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