Are We Alone in the Universe?

Justin Brierley and his guests discuss the question 'Are We Alone in the Universe?'. What does it take for life to get going in our universe? Is there intelligence in the stars or right under our nose? Renowned astrophysicist Paul Davies chats to Oxford Professor of Mathematics John Lennox.

A popular science author, Paul Davies is also the Chair of the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) post-detection task force. His latest book The Eerie Silence, which marks SETI's 50th anniversary, examines the likelihood of the universe producing life elsewhere.

John Lennox is a Christian mathematician and philosopher. He is the author of God's Undertaker: has science buried God? and has debated Richard Dawkins on several occasions.

Davies' work on the fine tuning of the universe for life has been sympathetic to theism. In this programme, Lennox challenges Davies to look to design not just in cosmology but in the cell. They also chat about what the discovery of ET would mean for Christian theology.

Links to explore further

Find out more about Paul Davies and his latest book The Eerie Silence.
Find out more about John Lennox.

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