Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, is our closest great hope for life beyond Earth
Ethan Siegel

Fascinating how humanity is at once anxious to find life, and per Nick Bostrum, terrified. Life on Mars or Enceladus or Europa would be a real kick in the pants; we could truly whittle down those Creationists totem pole a deity or two. But, if we find life, or worse, if we find life in numerous locations in the solar system, that portends woe on to humanity; the Great Filter is no longer behind, but most likely — ahead. Yikes!

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