Discussion and news about the modern effort to understand the nature of life on Earth, finding planets around other stars, and the search for life elsewhere in the universe

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Welcome to life, unbounded

So here it is, life. Oozing, crawling, walking, swimming, flying. It's all around us, and part of us as much as we are part of it. Where did it all come from, and why is it the way it is ?

Obviously these are big questions, ones that have bothered humans for a very long time and continue to do so. We live at a particularly interesting time - science and technology have allowed us to construct a remarkable picture of not just the nature of life, but the fundamentals of how our universe works. It's certainly an incomplete picture, but it's pretty amazing nonetheless. We also stand poised to find out whether there are other planets at all like the Earth out there in our galaxy, and whether or not there are signs of life on some of them.

This blog is all about this science, the technology that enables it, the incredible discoveries being made, and also - importantly - the ideas and hypotheses that are produced. Life may indeed be unbounded, and we should be sure that our imaginations are too.

Check back in for all this and more !


Mini said...

Congrat's on a very nice blog, Caleb! :) Thank you for sharing! (and thanks to Bonnie who sent the mail about it)

Thomas and I will follow it:) As you might remember, he is very interested in your field.

Best of luck with this blog! ;) Love from Norway

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