Lots of other planets

October 20, 2009 | By | Reply More

Scientists now have evidence of about 400 planets outside of the solar system, including 32 new ones:

European astronomers have found 32 new planets outside our solar system, adding evidence to the theory that the universe has many places where life could develop. Scientists using the European Southern Observatory telescope didn’t find any planets quite the size of Earth or any that seemed habitable or even unusual.

And this is the tip of the iceberg.  Though not yet established, any reasonable extrapolation would suggest that there are many billions of other planets out there, and that at least some of them would be hospitable to life.  Which makes it all the more amazing that out of all of those available planets God chose to send his “only begotten Son” toour planet: Earth.   Or is that the point that Carl Sagan was opposing in this video?

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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