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.
I guess a tale really does improve in the telling.
The only realistic resolution favorable to materialism would be offered by the hope, still elusive, of a signal from space.