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Metrodorus of Chios (fourth century BC)

Metrodorus of Chios (fourth century BC) is a Greek atomist philosopher who neatly summed up the attitude of his mentor, Epicurus, toward extraterrestrial life:
To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow.

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