Sunday, July 26, 2015

Earth 2.0: Bad News for God?

Earth 2.0: Bad News for God
2 days ago | Updated 2 days ago
Jeff Schweitzer Scientist and former White House Senior Policy Analyst; Ph.D. in marine biology/neurophysiology
The discovery of Kepler-452b is not likely to see the public swoon with a collective rendition of Kumbaya.  But this Earth 2.0 is a huge if under-appreciated discovery, not because Kepler-452b is unique but for just the opposite reason; there are likely thousands or millions or even billions of such earth-like planets in the universe.  The discovery of just one such world is good evidence for many more: after all, we know of 100 billion galaxies each with as many as 300 billion stars (big variation per galaxy).  Astronomers estimate that there are about 70 billion trillion stars.  Math wizardry is not necessary to conclude we did not by chance find the only other possibly habitable planet among that huge population of stars.
Editor's note:
Brace for the coming deception.

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