What Will Alien Life Look Like? – Lee Cronin | Modern Wisdom Podcast 518

Lee Cronin is the Regius Chair of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, Head of the Cronin Group Lab and CEO of Chemify.

The job of deciding what life is, how it originates and the different forms it could take might sound like a task for UFO theorists but it’s actually in the realm of chemists like Lee. This means that some of the biggest questions humanity has rest on his lab’s shoulders.

Expect to learn why Lee believes that there is life everywhere in the universe, his theory on the origin of life here on earth, why we haven’t seen any aliens yet, whether Robin Hanson’s Great Filter hypothesis is true, what common traits all types of life will have, the most exotic types of life forms Lee has imagined and much more…

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00:00 Intro
00:53 The Universe’s Memory
04:31 Transitioning to Being Alive
12:52 Defining Life
20:52 The Energy of the Universe
28:45 Where did Life Originate?
35:20 Other Forms of Exotic Life
40:37 The Great Filter Hypothesis
49:38 Do Viruses Exist on Other Planets?
53:43 Where to Find Lee

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