Enceladus is an especially fascinating case. Nearly 100 geysers of water ice are currently jetting out of its south pole at supersonic speed.
It’s intriguing that life as we know it depends on a seemingly un-natural distribution of minerals.
Literary critic William Empson, in a famous study, described Satan as the de facto hero of the epic in a cosmic revolt against divine repression.
Yes, rainbows are beautiful, but are they good for anything? Indeed, they have been very important for science.
Let’s turn the SETI telescope around. Would extraterrestrials be justified in inferring ID from patterns on the earth?