After a much-needed hiatus, the Deep Thinkers are back! And we'll return to our old haunts in the former Dolores Restaurant, now known as the West LA Grill. We have been promised sole possession of the back room for the evening, but please come prepared to order some food, even if it's only an appetizer or dessert.
The question we'll ask is, are we alone? This was prompted after I heard this fascinating interview with Jill Tarter on NPR's Fresh Air. She was the inspiration for the Jodie Foster character in the film, Contact, and she does a fairly good job of why the odds are good that other life does exist elsewhere. Coupled with the amazing success of the landing of Curiosity on Mars, I thought it was a timely subject. Please listen to this short interview.
How likely do you personally think it is that there is life elsewhere? What would it mean to you, and to society in general, if this was proven? Let's talk about this intriguing topic, and get back into the Deep Thinkers swing of things.
I hope you all can make it. Please RSVP to assist in getting us a proper headcount. See you on Saturday!