Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard.
The new planet is far denser than any other known so far and consists largely of carbon. Because it is so dense, scientists calculate the carbon must be crystalline, so a large part of this strange world will effectively be diamond.
Materialists, including many of my Libertarian friends who favor a return to the gold standard, will have to conclude:
- This planet is more wealthy than we are. After all it is a diamond with the mass Jupiter.
- We would be better off if this heavenly body were to break free of its orbit and be sent on a path to impact (or maybe just orbit) the Earth. Perhaps T. Boone Pickens and DeBeers can concoct a plan to (as they say in the Beltway) “effort” this.
- The really good news is that there are likely more of these throughout the galaxy and universe for it is only recently that we as a species have been able to detect these orbs.
This is materialist wealth creation at its finest!
Side note and bonus material:
I am not sure why, but my brain was reminded of this classic Bugs and Daffy cartoon. Enjoy!