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Is the universe filled with advanced intelligent life? Or are we alone? Scientists have been scanning the heavens for nearly sixty years to discover the answer to this profound mystery.
If other life forms exist out there on other planets or their moons, must their biochemistry be like ours? Must they be carbon-based and depend on water just as we do? What have we learned so far?
What about “weird life”? That is, what about life that relies on a fundamentally different biochem-istry from anything known? Could life be based on silicon rather than carbon or rely on a liquid other than water? This isn’t just science fiction anymore, but real questions proposed and studied by scientists.
Dr. John Millam (Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from Rice University) will be discussing the question of extraterrestrial life from the perspective of a chemist, and he will be integrating the latest findings in astronomy.
He says: Rather than a formal lecture, this will be done as a casual discussion where you get to ask the questions you most want answered. So, whether you are an avid Trekkie or someone who just wants know the latest, come learn about the possibilities of extraterrrestrial life.
Afterward: The conversations and the possibilities continue at The Blue Moose (north side of the shopping center on the NW corner of 101st and Woodland).
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