Historical Considerations

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Dicke, Robert H. "Dirac’s Cosmology and Mach’s Principle." Nature 192 (1961): 440-441.
Dingle, Herbert. "Science and Modern Cosmology." Presidential Address. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 113 (1953): 393-407. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1953MNRAS.113..393D
Dirac, P. A. M. "The Cosmological Constants." Nature 139 (1937): 323.
Harrison, Edward R. "The Cosmic Numbers." Physics Today 25, no. 12 (1972): 30-34.
Henderson, Lawrence J. The Fitness of the Environment: An Inquiry into the Biological Significance of the Properties of Matter. Boston: Beacon, 1913.
Kragh, Helge. "Contemporary History of Cosmology and the Controversy over the Multiverse." Annals of Science vol. 66, no. 4 (2009): 529-551.
Munitz, Milton K. The Mystery of Existence. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1965.
Munitz, Milton K. “One Universe or Many?” Journal of the History of Ideas 12 (1951): 231-255.
Roush, Sherrilyn. "Copernicus, Kant, and the Anthropic Cosmological Principles," Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics vol. 34, no. 1 (2003): 5-35.