The lockdown is easing. From the weekend I can take the boat out.
In the meantime I’ve been pondering the mysteries of the universe. Such as the origins of life, and the possibility of life elsewhere.
It just seems so odd to me that it cannot be coincidence. I mean, that life just happened to evolve on the very same planet that we live on. I mean, what are the odds of that?
The Possibility of Life in the Universe
This lecture by Carl Sagan was delivered in 1979 to a packed university auditorium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It reflects the science of that time, and in the Q&A Dr. Sagan addresses the related claim that not only is there definitive proof for the existence of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence in the cosmos, ETIs have visited Earth. Dr. Sagan’s exquisite deconstruction of such claims is a classic exercise in skeptical and critical thinking.
LISTEN TO THE LECTURE (AUDIO-ONLY)