June 12th, 2013

Иван Дурак

Goodbye, Goldilocks? The untimely end of life on Earth


We live in the best of all possible worlds. This much-lampooned idea originated in the early 18th century, when the German polymath Gottfried Leibniz was pondering what sort of world a benevolent God would make. In the past couple of decades, however, it has acquired a new resonance as we have spied out worlds orbiting other stars.
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