#032 – Alien Contact, Buck and Other Curious Beasts
Special guest Buck, from the League of Nerds drops in for a random chat about Alien Contact. We were scheduled to review “Rock: It’s Your Decision” but Buck made a tiny oversight in forgetting to watch the movie we intended to review.
Buck is a co-host at the league of nerds podcast as well as host of his own “Things That I Find Interesting” Show.
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Alien Contact Background
Cosmic pluralism, the plurality of worlds, or simply pluralism, describes the philosophical belief in numerous “worlds” in addition to Earth, which might harbor extraterrestrial life. Before the development of the heliocentric theory and a recognition that our Sun is just one of many stars, the notion of pluralism was largely mythological and philosophical. Medieval Muslim writers like Fakhr al-Din al-Razi and Muhammad al-Baqir supported cosmic pluralism on the basis of the Qur’an.
With the scientific and Copernican revolutions, and later, during the Enlightenment, cosmic pluralism became a mainstream notion, supported by the likes of Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle in his 1686 work Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes. Pluralism was also championed by philosophers such as John Locke, Giordano Bruno and astronomers such as William Herschel. The astronomer Camille Flammarion promoted the notion of cosmic pluralism in his 1862 book La pluralité des mondes habités. None of these notions of pluralism were based on any specific observation or scientific information.
- Dyson Spheres
- “Relics” A Star Trek TNG Episode dealing with Dyson Sphere
- Pope Francis would baptise aliens
Music: Drop Kick Murphys “I’m Shipping out to Boston”
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