Category Archives: Life in the Universe

Introduction to the Planets Mercury, Venus, and the Earth by Dennis Silverman

Introduction to the Planets Mercury, Venus, and the Earth by Dennis Silverman For the OLLI course “Introduction to the Solar System”. SC215, on December 6, 2018. intro slides Mercury(1) Venus(1) Planet Earth

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SETI, UFOs, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, and Donald Trump

SETI, UFOs, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, and Donald Trump Even the famous Dennis Overbye of the NY Times has written on SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) and UFO’s, Actually, Overbye’s article was confined to reporting. While I tried hard for … Continue reading

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Exoplanets: Life, Civilization, Environmental Crises, Political Divisions, and Our Challenges

Exoplanets: Life, Civilization, Environmental Crises, Political Divisions, and Our Challenges This essay sounds rambling, because we are exploring the possibilities as we write. Other than redoing the title and adding this paragraph, we are not going to edit or change … Continue reading

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SETI, Teaching Life in the Universe, and the Trump Presidency

SETI, Teaching Life in the Universe, and the Trump Presidency It’s odd how things come together, except it may take you a while to realize it.  My two current preoccupations have been teaching “Life in the Universe”, using four video … Continue reading

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OLLI UCI Course on Life in the Universe Showing James Bullock’s Lectures

I am presenting four of James Bullock’s Lectures on Life in the Universe to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institiute at UC Irvine.  The lectures are on YouTube, and I included the four in my “Life in the Universe” playlist. My … Continue reading

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