Weird Life

Presenter: Steven Benner, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution
When: December 9, 2003 12AM PST

The life that we know on Earth is fantastic, but is rapidly becoming quite
familiar in its structure, from its physical form to its chemical details.
But what about the life that we will encounter as we explore the galaxy?
Will it be like in “Star Trek”, appearing like actors wearing protheses?
Or will it be fundamentally different? Over the past five years, much new
research allows us to place constraints on life that might lie out there.
It might be weirder than we expect.

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