On this newest episode of THE Q., the father of modern-day Astrobiology, PROF. CHANDRA WICKRAMASINGHE, Ph.D., joins host Jill Hanson for a discussion exploring the cosmic origin of humanity and his recent book co-authored with Robert Bauval: Cosmic Womb: The Seeding of Planet Earth.
Nearly 4 decades ago, the first proposal of life as a cosmic phenomenon was made by CHANDRA WICKRAMASINGHE and the late celebrated mathematician and astronomer, Sir Fred Hoyle. In a new book written by PROFESSOR WICKRAMASINGHE and co-authored by ROBERT BAUVAL, the theory of panspermia is further expanded upon and developed, arguing that life is a fundamental and pervasive facet of the universe, and that the cosmos must be teeming with life forms -some, if not many, far older and perhaps far more developed than us.
Using the latest advances in physics, cosmology, and neuroscience, PROFESSOR WICKRAMASINGHE and co-author BAUVAL explore how universal knowledge might be stored in human DNA and cells, postulating that ancient cultures, such as the pyramid builders of Egypt and the temple builders of India, might have gained access to, and retrieved, this vast body of knowledge.
Also addressed through research, and evidenced by new discoveries from experienced architects, engineers, and mathematicians: the prospect that the Great Pyramid is a three-dimensional mathematical equation expressed in stone, bearing a potent message for humanity across time and space – of our cosmic origins.
Tune into this episode of THE Q.PSIENCE PROJECT on Wednesday, 4.11.18 at 6pm E | 3pm P:
PROF. WICKRAMASINGHE is the director of the Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham, co-founder and Board member of the Institute for the Study of Panspermia and Astroeconomics, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Astrobiology and Outreach, professor of applied mathematics and astronomy, and carries the distinction of having taught at the University College Cardiff as well as the University of Cambridge.