Earth-Like Planet

Astronomers have located an Earth-like planet. Amazing. Since they figured out how to detect planets going around other stars, there have been over 500 planets discovered.

And how about this faith-driven statement from an astronomer about the newly-discovered Earth-like planet:

“Personally, given the ubiquity and propensity of life to flourish wherever it can, I would say, my own personal feeling is that the chances of life on this planet are 100 percent,” said Steven Vogt, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, during a press briefing today.

“I have almost no doubt about it.”

So, from a sample group of one (the Earth), he has deduced that the chance of life on any planet whose temperature allows liquid water is 100 percent. An “A” for drama, but an “F” for proper use of anything resembling scientific method.

Still, it certainly is possible that there’s life there. And it’s only 20.5 light-years away.

Versions of this story are popping up on news sources everywhere. I found this quote in the story on Fox News.

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