The Demise of the Drake Equation = The Death of the Copernican Principle
It has almost become a ritual: when NASA or its European counterpart, the European Space Agency (ESA), releases new findings from the search for exoplanets, mainstream news outlets will announce confidently, "Earth's Twin Discovered!" or "Second Solar System Found!" or "New-Found Planet Looks Right for Aliens."1 Type in any of these dramatic pronouncements on the search engine of your choice, and it will yield millions of results, citing newspaper and journal articles going back a decade or more. These articles will invariably feature some version of these imagination-firing headlines and will expand on the theme in the opening paragraph.
What about articles pointing out that the...
is a professional translator, missionary, and writer living in Germany, where he works with several different ministries, and lives in a Christian intentional community. He has written academic articles on medieval literature and culture and has published essays in Salvo, First Things, and Boundless. He is a native of Indiana.Get Salvo in your inbox! This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #49, Summer 2019 Copyright © 2023 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo49/far-amp-away-above-average