posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:03 AM
The people of the earth are far from being, as you suppose, the first in intelligence, goodness, and general development. There are many men having a
high opinion of themselves who even imagine that your little globe alone, of all the countless myriads of globes around you, has the privilege of
being inhabited by reasoning beings. They fancy that God has created the universe only for them. Insensate vanity!"
God has peopled the globes of the universe with living beings, all of whom concur in working out the aims of His providence. To believe that the
presence of living beings is confined to the one point of the universe inhabited by us is to cast a doubt on the wisdom of God, who has made nothing
in vain, and who must therefore have assigned to all the other globes of the universe a destination more important than that of gratifying our eyes
with the spectacle of a starry night. Moreover, there is nothing in the position, size, or physical constitution of the earth to warrant the
supposition that it alone, of the countless myriads of globes disseminated throughout the infinity of space, has the privilege of being inhabited.