Monday, July 4, 2016

Burst 18 - Nick Nielsen on the Spoor of Civilizations

Released: 4 July 2016
Duration: 20 minutes, 41 seconds

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SETI research is much like the traditional task of a tracker, who seeks the spoor of elusive quarry through a wilderness. In the search for life, intelligence, and exocivilizations we find ourselves in the position of seeking the spoor of these higher emergent complexities in the cosmological wilderness.


The Wilderness Hypothesis (Wow! Signal Burst) 
The Halos of Vanished Civilizations (Wow! Signal Burst)
Another Astrobiological Thought Experiment (Tumblr post)


Writer and Presenter: Nick Nielsen
Producer: Paul Carr
Music: Jason Robinson

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