MYS179: After 19th-century astronomers said Mars has a worldwide network of canals, people speculated there was not just life but a civilization there. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore whether there is life on Mars, and if so, how it got there and what it is like.
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Links for this episode:
- Bradley Schaefer’s audio course The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy
- Michael Brooks’ book 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense
- Marcia Bartusiak’s book The Day We Found the Universe
- Percival Lowell’s book Mars and Its Canals
- Gilbert Levin’s web site
- Gil Levin’s 2020 summary of evidence
- Life on Mars (Wikipedia)
- Christian Huygens
- Giovanni Schiapparelli
- Percival Lowell
- Martian “Canals”
- Flash floods on ancient Mars (video)
- David Bowie’s song Life on Mars
- Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds
- Lucian of Samosata
- A True Story
- David Bowie’s 1971 song “Life on Mars?”
- Video of the song “Life on Mars?”
- 1962 Science magazine article “Martian Biology”
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