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Prof. Nathan Aviezer

Professor Nathan Aviezer teaches physics at Bar Ilan University in Israel. He is the author of "In the Beginning: Biblical Creation and Science," and "Physics, Fossils, and Faith." This article is excerpted with permission of Jewish Action magazine (Spring 1999), published by the Orthodox Union

The Anthropic Principle

The Anthropic Principle


Scientists call it the "Goldilocks" story. Alone among planets, earth supports human life, because it is "not too hot and not too cold, not too hard and not too soft, but just right".