Scientists are making observations that add to Denton’s case, further constraining the requirements for habitability.
Only a special type of being very close to our own biological design could have taken the first and vital step to technological enlightenment, fire-making.
In his new book, Michael Denton is particularly strong on what he terms “the post-Copernican delusion of mankind’s cosmic irrelevance.”
Scientific discoveries have revitalized the outlook that placed man at the center of the cosmos, not in a physical but in a metaphysical sense.
For photosynthesis to proceed on a planet like Earth, sunlight (visual light) must penetrate the atmosphere all the way to the ground.