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What if Earth is a Really Atypical Abode for Life?

Recent space missions have raised some interesting ideas about exobiology for me. The Galileo and Cassini results on Europa and Enceladus, respectively have revealed evidence for liquid water oceans under their surface ice, providing a remarkably clement environment for life … Continue reading

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What might it mean if Pluto is geologically active?

This week, we saw this on Pluto: This surface has no yet-identified impact craters in it. Instead, there are very tall mountains of unknown geology, some weird puffy deposits near the limb, obscuring underlying geology, a rille I cannot explain, … Continue reading

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The invention of sharp knives starts with dull rocks

The invention of sharp knives starts with dull rocks. I often see rather absolutist (and in my view, very sheltered) opinions that appear to be making the fallacy that the tools which create a tool must themselves be of a … Continue reading

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