So says former president of the Royal Astronomical society Michael Rowan-Robinson
Michael Rowan-Robinson emphasizes the importance of the Copernican principle: “It is evident that in the post-Copernican era of human history, no well-informed and rational person can imagine that the Earth occupies a unique position in the universe.” – Rowan-Robinson, Michael (1996). Cosmology (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. pp. 62–63. ISBN 978-0-19-851884-6.
Actually, anyone who knows how finely tuned the earth is for life would say the opposite. SO far we have turned up absolutely nothing of life beyond Earth and Earth is stuffed with life in the most unheard-of places, as well as expected ones:
Irritatingly (for materialists), Earth seems particularly fine-tuned for life. We live in a nice neighborhood on a spiral arm of the galaxy, far from the black holes, supernovas (exploding stars) and magnetars (deadly radiation sources) at the center. But not so far as to lack heavy elements such as iron. And we have nice neighbors. Giant Jupiter stays far away and sucks up the asteroids that would otherwise kill us. By contrast, the giant uninhabitable planets that orbit stars other than our Sun either hog the habitable space or follow deadly, wonky orbits. Earth, by contrast, is a Goldilocks planet, just right for life.
Unable to dispute it, materialist cosmologists allow us to know they don’t like it.