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.
If the pockmarks on the moon showed this kind of specific array surrounding each crater, we would think someone was using the moon for target practice.
Yes, rainbows are beautiful, but are they good for anything? Indeed, they have been very important for science.
Philosopher James Croft happens to think that absent background knowledge, “Aliens!” would be a weakly justified hypothesis.
So how did the paper determine that photosynthesis has an “overall simplicity,” despite the complexity just described?