Lynn Rothschild & Father George Coyne: Are We Alone? The Dance of the Fertile Universe (2/19/09)
Are We Alone? The Dance of the Fertile Universe
Lynn Rothschild, NASA-Ames Research Scientist
Father George Coyne, Director Emeritus, the Vatican Observatory
The potential for life was present at the Big Bang, but the only place that the promise was realized is planet Earth, as far as we know today. Is it possible that the physical universe offered other potential niches for life? Coyne, an astronomer and Jesuit priest, and Rothschild, an astrobiologist, will approach this question from their own unique perspectives.