In an article on Space.com, Steven Vogt, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz was quoted as saying about the possibility of life on planet Gliese 581g “Personally, given the ubiquity and propensity of life to flourish wherever it can, I would say, my own personal feeling is that the chances of life on this planet are 100 percent. I have almost no doubt about it.”

How does ‘100%’ translate into ‘almost no doubt.’ And reading that, it sounds like a rather muddled statement. Maybe he was misquoted? When did science become based on a feeling? Is it any wonder…