New planets raise unwarranted speculation about life
Ross, H. 1996.  Facts and Faith 10(1):1-3. CELD ID 6543

During the past few weeks, astronomers have announced the first discovery of "planets" orbiting stars similar to the sun.1, 2, 3, 4 Their announcement made the front page of newspapers across the nation and around the world. It even made the cover of Time magazine, and the astronomers everywhere, especially those involved in making the discovery, have been swamped with media interviews.