Life, But Not As We Know It

A biologist, a writer and a philosopher each explore their fascination with the notion of extraterrestrial intelligence and what such a discovery could mean for the future of humanity.

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Biologist Jack Cohen on why the discovery of aliens would change our view of biology, evolution and organised religion.


Writer Andrew Crumey delves into our literary past to discover a fascination with alien life dating back to the middle ages and beyond.

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Philosopher Nick Bostrom explains why he believes that the discovery of aliens would be a disaster for the future of humanity and lead to the end of civilisation as we know it.