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...

 
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #49, Summer 2019 Copyright © 2019 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo49/far-amp-away-above-average