Are we special? Using science and probability to reassess our place in the universe

The phrase “Copernicus principle” was invented to suggest the earth and the life upon it are common, occupying no significant status in the cosmos. Today this viewpoint dominates among scientists.

Later, Brandon Carter coined the term “anthropic principle” when asking why everything is just right at this time and place to support intelligent life capable of studying the universe. Continue reading “Are we special? Using science and probability to reassess our place in the universe”