Cuz of this discovery. Now “earthlike” has a huge amount of squish to it (Earthlike how? Size? location? having water? having a moon to drive tides? Similar age?). So I want to know a lot more. Of course, the quickest and dirtiest thing to do is check for the presence of chlorophyll via spectrographic analysis.
My friend John Farrell pointed to a rather curious piece in Crux wondering “Could Catholicism handle the discovery of extraterrestrial life?”
Could there be challenges to our faith thereby? Sure. But only after a number of hurdles are leapt. I wrote about it here. Let’s just say it’s not something I lose sleep over.
For a related take, go here.