world of weird things podcast: the most abundant lifeforms in the universe

As scientists search for evidence of life on other worlds in our solar system and beyond, they’re starting to ask how to define life in the first place.
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We think we have a pretty good handle on what life is, but the reality is that thinks we think of as living are just a subset of possible chemistries and mechanisms by which life could evolve and function. To really understand what it means to be alive and recognize alien existences radically different from everything we think we know means we need to ask ourselves some very weird and complicated questions like what life, and what sort of things could we expect to be the most common lifeforms in the universe.

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Articles covered or touched on in this episode…

Looking For Exotic Aliens In Our Solar System
The Media Finds Life On Titan. Sort Of…
In Search Of An Alien Eden
SETI’s Search For Alien Artificial Intelligence
Craig Venter’s Giant Leap For Biology
Ten Billion Times Stronger Than Steel: Scraping Under The Surface Of A Neutron Star

Related articles and further reading…

How A Flare With The Power Of A Quarter Of A Trillion Nukes Could Create Life

Intro/outro by Absolute Valentine, courtesy of Lazerdiscs Records

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