McCrea: Screw humans. We are just 3.8 billion years of thermodynamics and bio-chemistry.
Got that a little sideways McC. it was six million years of humans screwing after the billions of years bio-chemical stewing and shuffling made it possible… to screw, that is.
This article gave me deja-vu. Some mormon dude, I’ll call him irate R., was e-mailing me about this recent scientific theory and explained to me in a number of manic e-mails, that scientists are just now discovering what the “Doctrine and Covenants” and “Pearl of Great Price” (two off-shoots of the Book of Mormon that contain some of ole Joe’s “prophecies), predicted.
The deja-vu occurred when my hippocampus fired off memories of Jack Shooter saying the “fly hadith” and recent scientific research coincided with and “proved” the prophet’s prophecies!
This irate R. dude believes, no wait, knows (because mormons don’t “believe,” they KNOW) that these other Earth-like planets belong to other good, patriarchal men because they followed the teachings of the church and are now gods.
Typical aye, religionists disagree with the science they don’t like and agree with the science that appears to buttress their “prophecies.”
So tavishhiil, IYO, will the astrophysicists decide that other galaxies are brimming with life (whatever stage of development) too if it turns out that our galaxy is brimming (whatever stage of development) with life?
Can they tell if there are suns similar to ours in other galaxies?