Steinhardt is one of the most interesting and influential figures in cosmology. He was one of the original architects of inflationary cosmology.
We know how to build a simple Ford Model T car. Now let’s build a factory inside this car, so that it can produce Model T cars automatically.
The newer study agrees that the composition of Venus’s atmosphere is unusual but not that it is evidence for life.
The Copernican Principle has been misused to imply that Earth is somehow insignificant. That is a philosophical attitude, unrelated to the science.
Stephen Meyer says he doesn’t have an in-principle objection to that idea.