Diana Walsh Pasulka: UFOs, Religion and Technology
Why do more than half of American adults and more than 75 percent of young Americans believe in intelligent extraterrestrial life?
Diana Walsh Pasulka spent six years interviewing influential scientists and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who believe in extraterrestrial intelligence. She has explored spiritual phenomena, visited the purported UFO crash sites of New Mexico and roamed the archives of the Vatican. She argues that widespread belief in aliens is due to a number of factors, including their prevalence in modern media—from “The X-Files” to the search for planets that might support life.
Pasulka explores the connections between religion, technology and extraterrestrial life and examines how people interpret the unexplainable in our strange and sometimes mysterious world.
January 17, 2019
Cubberley Theatre 4000 Middlefield Rd. (near Montrose and Middlefield) Palo Alto, 94303 United States
Diana Walsh Pasulka, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Author, American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology
6:30 p.m. check-in 7 p.m. program
8 p.m. book signing
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