How will religious people explain aliens, if we ever meet any? Watch
Traditionally, yes, most religions have said that the Earth is the center of the universe and that the stars are just lights that God put in the sky etc.
However, religion tends to evolve as science and society progress and so few of them still state this.
I'm sure there are people in the bible belt that still believe such things.
Stars, you must agree, are different in that aliens would mot likely not be able to exist there - as opposed to planets.
Speak to me in 200 years and this will be true.
Wobble effects, or the dimming effects as planets pass in front of the parent stars, do not allow us to see planets anywhere near as small as earth in the goldilocks zone. Please find me a time that we have analysed the atmosphere of a planet less than 4 times the size of earth. I would be interested to hear about it.
You're so close to arguing this point quite well, you just have all the facts wrong!
wrong...larger planets are just easier. besides larger planets can have moons and could still support life.
bottom of that page of link : "but three new planets only a fraction the size of Earth, including one Mars-size body, make up the smallest alien system found to date."
Also, someone will use the discovery as an excuse to manufacture insane weaponry.