The Wow! Signal Podcast
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The Wow! Signal Podcast is the voice is 21st Century's search for the question to the answer of Life, the Universe and Everything. The podcast is a heady mix of interviews with bleeding edge thinkers, writers, and investigators.
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Burst 26 - The Cosmic Archipelago, Part 1.
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Released: 21 January 2018 Duration: 19 minutes A hundred years ago cosmologists were struggling to understand the nature and structure of the universe, and at the heart of this struggle was the island universe hypothesis. Today we find ourselves confronted with a similar question posed at a far greater scale. As we confront these great questions of cosmology, whether a hundred years ago or today, we find ourselves faced with as many philosophical questions as scientific questions when we challenge the boundaries of our understanding. In Part I we focus on the original problems of constructing the cosmological distance ladder. Links: The Realm of the Nebula, Edwin Hubble Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens, Immanuel Kant The Great Debate The Scale of the Universe, Shapley and Curtis The 1920 Shapley-Curtis Discussion: Background,Issues, and Aftermath, V. Trimble NGC 6822, a remote stellar system, Edwin Hubble F. H. Bradley deep time Stellar Movements and the Structure of the Universe, Arthur Eddington The Retrodiction Wall Addendum on the Retrodiction Wall
Rated 5 out of
I love it that the search for extraterrestrial intelligence is gaining scientific respect and beginning to be discussed in a responsible and skeptical way.
Date published: 2013-11-20