Some scientists respond, “Well, there must be an enormous number of universes and each one is a little different. This one just happened to turn out right.”
The beauty of the night sky can be as inspirational and uplifting as a total solar eclipse.
The rabbi’s wife took the best photo of the morning that I saw, with an iPhone, using two pairs of eclipse glasses as her filter.
When the biogeographical data does not fit with the predictions and expectations of common descent, one always has “oceanic dispersal” at the ready to serve as an ad hoc fudge factor — including the rather remarkable claim that monkeys made it across the Atlantic from Africa to South America!
There are at least four objects in the heavens that have been named after butterflies: Three planetary nebulae and a loose cluster of stars.