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Submission + - Notion of extraterrestrial life more whimsical than factual? (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: "Princeton University researchers are throwing some cold water on the hot notion that astrobiologists and other scientists expect to one day find life on other planets. Recent discoveries of planets similar to Earth in size and proximity to the planets' respective suns have sparked scientific and public excitement about the possibility of also finding Earth-like life on those worlds, but the expectation that life — from bacteria to sentient beings — has or will develop on other planets as on Earth might be based more on optimism than scientific evidence..."
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Notion of extraterrestrial life more whimsical than factual?

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