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Lecture Notes for ASTR 220 - Galaxies and Cosmology with Dokkum at Yale (Yale)

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Material Type:Class Note
Professor:Dokkum
Class:ASTR 220 - Galaxies and Cosmology
Subject:Astronomy
University:Yale University
Term:Spring 2009
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Astro 220b: Galaxies and cosmology Mar 30 2009 Weak Anthropic Principle: "The observed values of all physical and cosmological quantities are not equally probable but they take on values restricted by the requirement that there exist sites where carbon-based life can evolve and by the requirement that the Universe be old enough for it to have already done so.'' Strong Anthropic Principle: "The universe must have those properties which allow life to develop within it at some stage in its history." "Our aesthetic judgment therefore comes down to what we find more wasteful: many worlds or many words. Perhaps we will gradually get more used to the weird ways of our cosmos, and even find its strangeness to be part of its charm." - Max Tegmark ...
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