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February 27 2014


January 08 2014


David Deutsch: Chemical scum that dream of distant quasars

Legendary scientist David Deutsch puts theoretical physics on the back burner to discuss a more urgent matter: the survival of our species. The first step toward solving global warming, he says, is to admit that we have a problem. http://www.ted.com/talks/david_deutsch_on_our_place_in_the_cosmos.html

July 29 2012


Mondo Diablo Episode 352: The Sagan Series

This week includes the entire audio from The Sagan Series, which can be found on You Tube, and my rant to one of those Christians who says I'm Not One of Those Christians.

September 02 2011


David Deutsch And The Beginning of Infinity

Quantum computing genius and Oxford don David Deutsch is a thinker of such scale and audaciousness he can take your breath away. His bottom line is simple and breathtaking all at once. It’s this: human beings are the most important entities in the universe. Or as Deutsch might have it, in the “multiverse.” For eons, little changed on this planet, he says. Progress was a joke. But once we got the Enlightenment and the scientific revolution, our powers of inquiry and discovery became infinite. Without limit.

April 04 2011


The High Probability Of Finding 'Life Beyond Earth'

Science journalist Marc Kaufman says we're closer than ever to finding out if there's life on other planets in the universe. He details the current research and challenges for scientists in First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth. http://www.npr.org/2011/04/04/135040012/the-high-probability-of-finding-life-beyond-earth?&sc=tumblr&cc=freshair
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