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Over the last week we have read a few articles on extinction and just how close humans are to becoming extinct themselves. There are some p…

Started by Jordane Raub

1 Mar 28, 2018
Reply by Luke Seiler

Blog #3 Alien Artifacts in our own backyard

     An alternative search for extraterrestrial life is searching for alien artifacts and the best place to start looking for them is in ou…

Started by Hunter Ramos

2 Mar 28, 2018
Reply by Luke Seiler

How and What to Search for in the Vastness of Space

The largest sample size that we know of life is here on Earth. Rather than looking for anything possible on other planets/moons, it is bene…

Started by Nikita Latman

0 Mar 23, 2018

Without a consistent definition of life. Will we know when we see it?

If we don’t know what we’re looking for, will we ever find it? Carol Cleland from University of Colorado states that, “If your definition…

Started by Adrien Pfister

0 Feb 16, 2018

Does the Earth Support Life, or is Life Supporting the Earth? (BLOG 2)

Does the Earth Support Life, or is Life Supporting the Earth? (BLOG 2)               There have been several discussions as to the complexi…

Started by Andrei Barney

4 Feb 9, 2018
Reply by adler lamy

The Toughest Question in Astrobiology Research

The community has argued for decades.  Should we search for the origin of life here on Earth or should we be expanding our search to extrat…

Started by Dan Ericson

2 Feb 9, 2018
Reply by adler lamy

Blog 2 Is there really a LUCA?

Even though I have many issues with the theory of evolution just from a religious point of view, I think that there are many aspects of it…

Started by adler lamy

3 Feb 9, 2018
Reply by adler lamy

Origins of life (Blog Post #2)

The search for origins of life has to be one of the most vague and difficult questions science has attempted to answer. It’s interesting th…

Started by Collin Holman

2 Feb 9, 2018
Reply by Michael Oals

Viruses: life or not? (Blog 2)

The Oxford English dictionary [1] defines a virus to be an “infective agent”, also “capable of copying itself and typically has a detriment…

Started by Jacob Parnell

1 Feb 9, 2018
Reply by Kolby Devery

Great filters: behind or ahead?

Great filters: Behind or ahead? Kyle Bezold   One of the major features of astrobiological theory is that of the great filter, an event or…

Started by Kyle Bezold

2 Feb 9, 2018
Reply by Kolby Devery

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Why we should search for alien artifacts in our own solar system.

Started by Kyle Bezold. Last reply by Nick Fowler Apr 1, 2018. 3 Replies

There is a strong case to be made for searching for technological signatures of extraterrestrial intelligence. There is also a sound argument to be made for searching for such within our own solar system despite the low likelihood of one being…Continue

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