In the beginning

This is the universe that the shepherd priests who took dictation from the Almighty didn’t know about.

Within the last year I read a very convincing article in my Discover magazine in which an astronomer lamented the absence of Earth Sized objects in the Universe. His lamentations were evidently premature.

Life, no matter how tortuous its definition, may very soon to be regarded throughout the cooling universe as being as common and tenacious as weeds. Of course, it took four billion years on Earth for life to start talking so we may not be borrowing any cups of sugar from an extraterrestrial any time soon.

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