My blogging buddy, Deborah White of From My Brown Eyed View, commented on Facebook:
I hope that human kind leaves this planet alone. This one is already stressed to the hilt from misuse. Why should another planet suffer?Someone else considered that it would be just like us humans to want to start using up all our resources because we think we can go someplace else. I said, "Well, you know how people ran to the suburbs rather than face the problems in the cities they supposedly loved. ..."
Reading more of the article, I don't think we'll be able to raid that planet anytime soon or escape to it. The question is, will humans survive long enough on Earth to even consider inhabiting other planets?
Elsewhere, I considered Stephen Hawking's latest comments about intelligent design, his assertion that god didn't create the universe:
In his latest book, he said the 1992 discovery of a planet orbiting another star other than the Sun helped deconstruct the view of the father of physics Isaac Newton that the universe could not have arisen out of chaos but was created by God.Do you agree, does the discovery of Earth-like planets mean there's no supreme being behind creation?
"That makes the coincidences of our planetary conditions -- the single Sun, the lucky combination of Earth-Sun distance and solar mass, far less remarkable, and far less compelling evidence that the Earth was carefully designed just to please us human beings," he writes.
You may also read NASA's post about the Goldilocks planet.