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IS OUR SPECIES LURCHING TO EXTINCTION? AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT.

Charles Darwin dazzled us with his magnificent research about survival of species.  Yet it is estimated that 99 percent  of all species that ever lived on our planet have become extinct.  149 more words

What We Still Don't Know.

Very interesting TV series I’ve found:

By cosmologist Martin Rees…

VOTD

Breakthrough Initiative

Today Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking presents a breakthrough initiative for the search for extra terrestrial intelligence.

Astrobiology Magazine: Breakthrough initiative to accelerate the search for intelligence life in the universe… 18 more words

Astronomy

Yuri Milner: Why I Funded the Largest Search for Alien Intelligence Ever

On July 20, a consortium of scientists funded by billionaire investor Yuri Milner announced a $100 million project to answer one of the biggest questions in the universe: Is there intelligent life beyond our solar system? 896 more words

Martin Rees: The Post-Human Era is Dawning

Artificial minds will not be confined to the planet on which we have evolved

Martin Rees writes: So vast are the expanses of space and time that fall within an astronomer’s gaze that people in my profession are mindful not only of our moment in history, but also of our place in the wider cosmos. 566 more words

Think Tank

Utopia, Dystopia, Uncertainty and Our Psychological Selves

I have just finished reading Dylan Evans’ book “The Utopia Experiment“, which chronicles the author’s doomed attempt to found a self-sufficient community in rural Scotland as a post-collapse prototype for others to learn from. 1,356 more words

Climate Change