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  • Yes, we are beginning to find planets around other stars. However, what can actually tell about these planets? Not much. About all that we can tell about them at the moment is the size of their orbits and an approximation of their masses. We cannot tell if they have atmospheres, let alone what the compositions of those atmospheres might be. Thus, we can't tell some of the most basic information necessary to be able to tell is life is even possible on those worlds. As for your assertion that Darwinism limits the ability to accept the possibility that life exists elsewhere in the universe, I would say that just the opposite is true. A belief in evolution also means an acceptance of the idea that the conditions that cause life to evolve here on Earth would most like exist elsewhere and lead to life on other worlds. That life would not necessarily take the forms that we see here on Earth, but it would exist. Your accusations that scientists are "addicted to the insane limitations of Darwinism?" leads me to believe that you are a creationist. As a religious person myself, I would say that such a point of view would argue against their being other life out there. After all, the Bible doesn't mention God creating any other worlds on which life exists. Thus a literal interpretation of the Bible would exclude the possibility of life on other planets. I personally don't accept that interpretation, just as i don't accept a literal interpretation of the account of creation. However, i see such an interpretation as being more likely to limit the possibility of life on other words than evolution does.

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