Thursday, January 03, 2013
We are surely not alone in the Universe
According to calculations recently performed at Cal Tech in Pasadena, there are likely 100 billion Earth-like planets hanging around just in the Milky Way galaxy. With an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the Universe, the number of Earth-like planets is a number so staggeringly large as to defy name, but for the nerds among you, that's 1.0x10^22. Staggering enough that to believe that we are alone in the Universe and exist as God's only life-form experiment is outrageous, preposterous, ridiculous!
I can't think of a greater waste of space except maybe that which Al Gore occupies.