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Privileged Planet Hypothesis

At Mind Matters News: Physicist: If humans died out, the galaxy might lose all meaning

Brian Cox, host of The Universe, ended up becoming “more religious than I intended” when he reflected on why we care about the stars. Read More ›

At Mind Matters News: Theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder: Colonizing Mars is a ridiculous idea!

The difficulties inherent in the idea of terraforming Mars are a good argument for the Privileged Planet Hypothesis regarding Earth. Earth is indeed special. Read More ›

Guillermo Gonzalez: Earth’s position makes space exploration easier

Gonzalez: In the larger context of the Milky Way galaxy, our Solar System is in the best location to initiate interstellar missions. In summary, we here confirm and expand upon recent studies that argue that the Earth and the Solar System are rare in the degree to which they facilitate space exploration. Read More ›