Thursday, January 12, 2012

Philosophy Wire: A planet for every star! Unique? Or Fundamental?!?

Starry-Night-12Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-01-12]: A new research postulates that every star twinkling in the night sky plays host to at least one planet [source: BBC News] !!! For me it is hard to decide which one of the two is more striking from a philosophical perspective: Each star having a planet with life (i.e. life is FUNDAMENTAL in the cosmos), or being the only planet with life in the universe (i.e. life is something UNIQUE in the cosmos) ? …

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