Yeah, I know, I’m supposed to be face-down in work. And I am, I am. But this is just too cool to let pass without pointing it out: a team out of Santa Cruz and Carnegie have tagged a potentially habitable planet around Gliese 581.
And they did it with a good old-fashioned ground-based telescope. If they can get in the ballpark with that old tech, I bet there are shitloads of similar worlds out there. Maybe this will convince the powers that be to take the Darwin and the Terrestrial Planet Finder programs out of limbo.
Anyway, that’s all I have time for now. I do have something I’d like to run by you if I have another break over the next few days, though. A neurological argument for the existence of God.
Yeah, you read that right. But it’s my argument (as far as I know), not held by any legitimate authorities. So don’t get your hopes up.