How Darwin Helped Invent the Idea of Aliens
The 19th century was still trying to wrap its head around the theory of evolution when a group of scientists decided to up the ante and declare that the universe was teeming with “ultra-terrestrial” life.
Evolution was occurring on myriad planets, they said, and the Earth was just one tiny outpost of creation. “Is it not evident that this world has been thrown without any distinction into the planetary cluster, and that it is not better adapted than the others to be the exclusive seat of life and intelligence?” asked the famed French astronomer Camille Flammarion.
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How Darwin Helped Invent the Idea of Aliens

The 19th century was still trying to wrap its head around the theory of evolution when a group of scientists decided to up the ante and declare that the universe was teeming with “ultra-terrestrial” life.

Evolution was occurring on myriad planets, they said, and the Earth was just one tiny outpost of creation. “Is it not evident that this world has been thrown without any distinction into the planetary cluster, and that it is not better adapted than the others to be the exclusive seat of life and intelligence?” asked the famed French astronomer Camille Flammarion.

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