Now that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is fully operational, there is renewed chatter about the possibility of discovering extra-terrestrial life.
These Ryugu samples appear to be our first chance to examine which organic compounds may be produced in a prebiotic setting in our solar system.
French writer Bernard de Fontenelle expressed the belief that there really was a man on the moon — and a whole civilisation to boot, if you please.
Richard Feynman called 1/137, the fine structure constant, “a magic number that comes to us with no understanding by man.”
Stephen Meyer says he doesn’t have an in-principle objection to that idea.