It’s hard not to see this, in some karmic sense, as a rebuke to the ongoing buzz about how many "Earth-like" planets people think are out there.
Physicist and astrobiologist Paul Davies has a sensible op-ed in the New York Times that packs somewhat of a hidden wallop.
In this wilderness of unknowns, how do we decide what’s modern science and what’s modern folklore?
If grey is the new black, subjective certainty is the new evidence.
Readers may wonder why 10 out of 10,000 planets observed have been "Earth-like" in the "habitable zone," whereas 8.8 billion are extrapolated/calculated to exist.