More info spilling out from the scientific oligarchy regarding the Kepler space-based, planet-seeking telescope. The verdict? They found a planet that is so similar to earth that it can be considered a “cousin” planet.
Or so they would have us believe.
If you read the article, you can see how hard “they” are continuing to push to convince the public that our planet is not unique in the universe. It even comes with pretty pictures depicting a place that looks very much like our own home. After all, if Kepler found a bunch of planets in the “Goldilocks Zone” and they’ve only surveyed a fraction of the billions and billions of galaxies in the universe, then even if the planet in question does NOT support life, it just goes to show that given enough planets situated similarly in their own galaxies, then surely one of them must support life, right? If life sprung up from rock dust all by itself here then it must have done it elsewhere too – or so goes the line of thought.
The general public, who DO regard the scientific community in the same way as past societies viewed their own shamans, are not really looking deeply into this entire “other earth” idea. There’s a LOT more that goes into why our planet is UNIQUELY able to support life than size and distance from a host star. I’ll just touch on two below. Oh yeah, let’s remember that the same scientists readily admit that these factors MUST be in place to find life as we know it to exist.
- Magnetic Iron Core – the earth has a gigantic iron core which works to create a gigantic magnetic field that surrounds the entire planet. At any given moment, this field is protecting the earth from uncountable billions of megawatts of harmful energy radiated from the sun. Without this magnetic filed, life on earth would not be possible. Any planet that lacks a magnetic core similar to ours then, would also not likely be able to support life. Interesting how only ONE planet in our own solar system has one uniquely tweaked to maintain life.
- Water – go ahead and google “Where did earth’s water come from?” or something like that. You’ll find recent pieces which go into detail on the theories of how the water arrived here. Those theories are pretty crazy. They pretty much center around the concept that the umpteen billions of gallons of water that are found in earth’s oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, polar ice caps, and glaciers hitched ride here over time by meteor impacts. Apparently all this water-attraction happened BEFORE life somehow spontaneously arose from non-life – as this new “life” would need the water to be present already in order to survive.
Everyone should check out the true-to-scale map of the solar system which shows how small each of the few planets in our solar system really are in comparison to size of the solar system itself. Go ahead and scroll through that baby and make sure you get all the way out to Pluto. It will give you some perspective on how small everything really is. The idea of asteroids hitting our planet with enough water to fill the ocean basins becomes an obvious-to-the-eye joke. If you were to fill up even ONE typically-sized asteroid with water and try to shoot it at the earth it would be like trying to shoot a pin-head with a rifle from 5 miles away by aiming up into the sky’s horizon and hoping that it arched down and connected with the pin at the end. It’s statistically impossible.
Now the idea that not only did this happen, but it happened a LOT is outright ridiculous. The idea that it happened TWICE on another planet somewhere else should show how willing the scientific community is to grasp at straws in regards to our planet not being unique in the universe. And we all know what the motivation behind THAT type of behavior is, don’t we?
Just those two should do it for now. If both of the above are true (and they are) then we all should be wondering why we’re spending billions of dollars on the space program just so that we can help scientists try to build up “proofs” that everything has come about by accident as a result of stuff just smashing into each other over time after the big bang. I tend to think that it requires more faith to lean that way instead of admitting that everything has been organized by an all-powerful creator who knew exactly what he was doing when he carved out a special place in the universe that he wanted to focus on – at least for a time.