The Mind's Eye show

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Prof. Avil Loeb / Habitable Universe Theory



Guest: Abraham Loeb - Harvard University's Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science & Chair of the Dept. of Astronomy

Our universe is about 13 billion years old, and for roughly 3.5 billion of those years, life has been wriggling all over our planet. But what was going on in the universe before that time? It's possible that there was a period shortly after the Big Bang when the entire universe was teeming with life. Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb calls this period the "habitable epoch," and he believes that its existence changes how humans should understand our place in the cosmos.


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