Are you reading the same thing I am? Or are you just trying to egg me on. I do have to sleep every few weeks or so...
What the Anthropic principle is about is random laws of physics.
Let's say we build a machine that makes universes and each one it makes has completely random laws of physics. And we're interested in which ones have life in them. Well, only a very small fraction of universes can support life. Why? Well, with random laws of physics, you're sure to have ones that do all kinds of wacky things that make such things impossible. Like a universe that is nothing but a giant black hole, or cant form atoms. So, we count up those universes and it's a pretty low number.
Now, the Anthropic principle is something used to explain questions like "how did we luck out? if there's an infinite variety of ways universes can be built, how could we be lucky enough to be in one where we have all these laws that are 'just right'?". Well, that's a meaningless question. You can't exist in the universes that don't allow you to evolve there or ask such a question.
It can be extended to other things too. Such as, "Why aren't we in a solar system with a pulsar? that would suck! why did we get so lucky?!"
The law that is often brought up is electromagnetism. If it were a tiny bit stronger, atoms would be unstable. If it were a tiny bit weaker, atoms could not form. Yet, we're right in the middle. Well, clearly. Without atoms, we aren't here wondering about the strength of electromagnetism. Therefore, the question is from a flawed perspective.
This is not fringe science. It is basic reasoning. The trouble is, you can end up not asking any questions if you take it too far. "well, that's just the way it is..." is basically a summation of the principle, that's why it is distrusted. It's something like a wall science has run into, an actual limitation.
It is unclear if this is some form of resulting from an anthropic principle tied to the virus’s own perception (unlikely), a similar effect created by the perceptions of those observing it or simply the nature of the “other space”. Some circumstantial evidence suggests this possibility due to severe and bizarre psychological effects to the transformed virus in our own space--though this might also result from being perceptually exposed to properties of another dimension.
This here makes me think that you think the principle is some sort of "reality is what you create" type of comment, which is not what the principle is about. My original comment on the subject was that a multiverse makes makes such reasoning make sense: you have a ton of universes, one is bound to have the conditions for us in it.
Without a multiverse, the Anthropic principle still holds, but you just have to settle for "well we won the lottery" rather than "someone won the lottery".