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My guest tonight, Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe, over the years has been an honored visitor to “The Other Side of Midnight” several times; in these past shows, we’ve discussed many fascinating things … ranging from his scientific proof, decades ago, that interstellar space is TEEMING with the ‘organic, complex building blocks of life’; to his professional and personal relationships with highly-controversial “Steady State” cosmologist, Sir Fred Hoyle; to his longtime friendship with my old, dear friend … Sir Arthur C. Clarke.
Tonight promises to bring all these past “wide-ranging conversations” to a dramatic point:
Writes Chandra, in a paradigm-breaking, pre-publication, scientific “Webb paper” he’s currently co-authoring:
“New developments in astronomy, biology and space science appear to favour a unified model of biological origins and the origin and evolution of the Universe. We discuss new observations of very high red-shift galaxies, emerging from the new James Webb Space Telescope, and argue that only by combining the two ‘problems of origins’ can cosmology — and astrobiology — be properly understood. Both the Universe, and life that is an intrinsic component of it, appears to be more consistent with cosmological models that do NOT have ‘a single point origin’ … as, for instance, in the standard Big Bang cosmologies ….”
“Wanna take a ride …?”
Richard C. Hoagland
Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe
Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe is an internationally acclaimed astronomer and one of the foremost pioneers of modern astrobiology. Chandra is famous for his pioneering studies on the carbonaceous nature of cosmic dust and the prevalence of extraterrestrial life. He is a recipient of several international awards and honorary doctorates and was a former Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge and a Professor at Cardiff University for 40 years.
He is currently an Honorary Professor and Director of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham, an Honorary Professor and Director of the University of Ruhuna Centre for Astrobiology Sri Lanka, Honorary Professor at the Sir John Kotelawala Defence University of Sri Lanka, Associate Professor the National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka. He is also a founder member of the newly-formed Institute for the Study of Panspermia and Astro-economics in Gifu, Japan. He has written over 30 books and 300 scientific papers, over 60 of these being in the journal Nature.
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