Recorded: 11 September 2015
Released: 12 September 2015
Duration: 114 minutes, 36 seconds
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Host Paul Carr welcomes Patrick Festa, Buck Field, James Garrison, and Adam "Synergy" Smith for
a discussion of the latest ideas of panspermia, or how life might migrate between planets or even between stars. The latest paper by Lin and Loeb is brought up. The discussion morphs into one about the history and philosophy of science and then back to panspermia.
Erratum: HIV is actually a Lentivirus, which is an RNA virus that carries with it the enzymes necessary to make DNA in the host cell.
LinksLin and Loeb: Statistical Signatures of Panspermia in Exoplanet Surveys
The Europa Report
Moving the Goalposts Defined
Interview with Nora Noffke on Martian Microbial Mats
Interview with Astrobiologist David Grinspoon
Are Viruses Alive?
Did Gilbert Levin Discover Evidence for Life on Mars?
The Wow! Signal
Credits:Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Panel: Patrick Festa, Buck Field, James Garrison, and Adam "Synergy" Smith
Music: DJ Spooky