The Monk is no real fan of the Space Shuttle program. It's expensive and contributes little at this point to scientific knowledge. Better to have manned missions beyond the moon to Mars, the Asteroid Belt or beyond. The Monk finds it inconceivable that of all the planets in the Universe, ours is the only one with sentient life.
But The Monk is pleased and relieved that the Shuttle landed safely today.
And The Monk knows that a certain reader of his will likely latch onto the word "inconceivable" even though The Monk actually does know what it means.