the values of some of the fundamental numerical constants occurring in the standard models of matter and cosmology are considered to be favorable to life and people wonder why they are what they are for example the finestructure constant alpha, why is it around 1/137? for example the cosmological constant Lambda, why is it around E-120? (the currently estimated value in rationalized Planck units is 0.85E-120) A WAY HAS BEEN SUGGESTED by which LQG could explain some of these basic constants without appealing to the existence of life (which is unfalsifiable and thus not a scientific theory: it indiscriminately "predicts" anything we could possibly observe and any experimental outcome we could measure). The model for explaining basic constants, called CNS by Lee Smolin, is FALSIFIABLE, in the sense that it predicts quantitative outcomes of observations which conceivably could go againt it and prove it wrong. So it has some definite predictive value----it UNpredicts certain outcomes of future experiment. What Motl has called "The Anthropic Lack of Principles" does not unpredict anything. It does not bet its life on the outcome of some future measurement and risk empirical disproof. Instead, it can accomodate any future observation. Therefore by the traditional standards of empiricism it is meaningless. However the CNS principle achieves similar explanatory aims and is falsifiable. CNS has predictive content in the sense that it unpredicts certain things, which might be observed next year or tomorrow or whenever. CNS stands for "cosmic natural selection" but it could also be thought of as signifying "constants natural selection". It proposes an evolutionary mechanism which selects for "good" values of the basic constants. In this case "good" means favoring REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS analogous to what drives darwinian natural selection processes in other contexts.