The image appropriate to physics in the 20th century is Brueghel’s Tower of Babel.
A discovery that adds to the ever-expanding list of factors that make our planet’s position in the universe pretty special.
Panspermia, the idea that life on earth may have been accidentally seeded here from somewhere else in the cosmos, is a convenient rescue strategy for materialist explanations of life’s origins.
Some 5,500 galaxies in a tiny patch of dark sky — for most of human history, who could have imagined such things?
For Wallace the conditions required for life (much less the complex diversity of life found on earth) were so many that they make the likelihood of extraterrestrial life highly improbable.