Of all the discoveries made on mankind’s long march to civilization, there was one primal discovery that made the realization of all else possible.
It is possible that there is no surviving evidence anywhere on Earth of our planet’s first life.
Here is the problem with speculative thinking about extraterrestrial life as well as about the origin of life.
The firm belief in extraterrestrial life — a belief nearly universal in the scientific community — is an act of faith.
Certainly, there is no logical reason why life should be wedded to the transcendental value of beauty.