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The Truth Is In Here: The Science of Aliens

Lecture no. 8 from the course: Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

The Truth Is In Here: The Science of Aliens

Taught by Professor Don Lincoln | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

There are some popular misconceptions about alien life that science-fiction writers have said often enough that we take them to be likely or true—but are they? Professor Lincoln unpacks the possibility of silicon-based life and truths about the Drake equation, which posits the number of possible civilizations in our universe.


July 15, 2019
July 15, 2019 Interesting. In the light of misconceptions and FYI, the slide of Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison have their names under the wrong picture! They should be switched.