From the ancient Greek “anthropos” (man), “anthropic” qualifies that which is linked to man, his activities, or his perspective. In cosmology and theoretical physics, the “anthropic principle” suggests that the universe is “tuned” in favor of the emergence of human life. In ecology, “anthropic impact” can describe the direct influence of human activity on the environment. In philosophy, an “anthropic perspective” indicates a human-centered understanding of the world.