Newton thought divine intervention holds the planets in their orbits

Newton thought divine intervention holds the planets in their orbits

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Newton  thought divine  intervention  holds the  planets in their  orbits. Laplace  proved that  Newton's laws  of mechanics  will take  care of that  automatically.  But why do  the laws work  so well? An Anthro pic Principle? Philosophers have elevated such thoughts into the “anthropic cosmological principle.” In its weak form, the  principle states that the universe must be such as to admit and sustain life. From Descartes’s “I think,  therefore I am,” we proceed to, “I am, therefore the nature of the universe permits me to be.” The creation  of stars, planets and life would also have been made impossible by slight changes in the values of other  physical constants, including the strengths of fundamental forces such as gravity and electromagnetism  and the masses and charges of subatomic particles. 
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