Last May, we reflected on news that The Vatican, amid undeniable evidence, was forced to admit that alien life in no way contradicted church teaching.
We suspect our friends at SF Gospel were overjoyed.
Now, science has followed suit, admitting that, according to complex computer models, the existence of extraterrestrial life is all but a certainty.
While some questions remain, we in The Middle Room have analyzed the conclusions in great detail. Given the evidence presented, there is little doubt that life exists beyond our tiny planet. If you'd like to independently verify these findings, software nearly identical to that used in the study is readily available online.
Surely this is a step in the right direction, but there is more work to be done. We've only scratched the surface of the deeper scientific questions that are raised. The existence of extraterrestrial life may fast be becoming a foregone conclusion, but there remains a great number of scientific theories in need of refutation before the possibility of Kryptonians can be admitted.
And that, dear reader, is surely the most noble goal of science.
Of course, there exists the possibility of other universes, but to us that seems a cheat. While we enjoy the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, it leaves a bad taste in our mouths.
No, better if Superman can exist in our world. He can exist in others as well, but this, we'd like to hope, is Earth 1.