Biology and Philosophy

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 349–354 | Cite as

Design and the Anthropic principle

  • John Leslie

Key words

Anthropic principle cosmology design argument 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Leslie
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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