The evolution of life in the universe

When we think of “Evolution” we usually refer to Darwin’s theory of the evolution of species. What is often not appreciated is that Evolution is a much broader phenomenon that affects different types of systems in ways that are often still not well understood. How did life come about on Earth before Darwinian Evolution could begin? How did planets that could support life emerge in the universe? Have life and intelligence appeared elsewhere in the universe? Can we expect human life to evolve further? If so, how? These are some of the questions we address in this course. Some answers, challenges to our knowledge, and scientifically grounded speculation will be presented.

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   Teacher: Silvano P. Colombano Ph.D.

 

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Lesson 1. From the Big Bang to Earth
Lesson 2. The Origin of Life on Earth
Lesson 3. From LUCA to Humans
Lesson 4. The Evolution of Human Culture
Lesson 5. The Evolution of Technology
Lesson 6. The Age of Robotics
Lesson 7. Artificial Intelligence
Lesson 8. The Start of Space Exploration
Lesson 9. Likelihood of Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Lesson 10. The Future of Life in the Universe
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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