The problem with that is this: The set of planets with life = 1. The set of known planets without life as we know it is far more numerous and grows more numerous as we discover more planets. There’s a far stronger argument that we are the only planet in the Universe with life so far.

The problem with that is this:

The set of planets with life = 1.

The set of known planets without life as we know it is far more numerous and grows more numerous as we discover more planets.

There’s a far stronger argument that we are the only planet in the Universe with life so far.

Oh I hope we continue to search. I also hope we expand our definition of “life”. [I have some ideas there but they’re nothing novel]. But the mediocrity principle strikes me as a weak argument.

 

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