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Jill Tarter — 'It Takes a Cosmos to Make a Human'

On Being with Krista Tippett

20 May 2021

50mins

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Jill Tarter — 'It Takes a Cosmos to Make a Human'

20 May 2021

50mins

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Quote

"We, all of us, are what happens when a primordial mixture of hydrogen and helium evolves for so long that it begins to ask where it came from."

Ideas

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In some of our views, there will always be ways to improve them. And in those views, we reserve the right to improve them.
Our latest views are almost never the final answer, and more often than not, they can show where our old views were lacking.

But just because our old views could've been improved, doesn't mean we were wrong. We can only do our best, with what we know at the time.

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In some of our views, there will always be ways to improve them. And in those views, we reserve the right to improve them.
Our latest views are almost never the final answer, and more often than not, they can show where our old views were lacking.

But just because our old views could've been improved, doesn't mean we were wrong. We can only do our best, with what we know at the time.

2

Successfully detecting technology from another intelligent lifeform, is a sign that it's possible for us as a species to also have a long future.
In order for us to be successful and detect evidence of other forms of intelligent life, that technology has to be close to us - not only in space, but also in time.

That is, they have to be co-temporal with our technology over the ten-billion-year history of our galaxy.

And, statistically, the only way that this is going to happen is if, on average, technological civilizations last a long time - that they have longevity.

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Successfully detecting technology from another intelligent lifeform, is a sign that it's possible for us as a species to also have a long future.
In order for us to be successful and detect evidence of other forms of intelligent life, that technology has to be close to us - not only in space, but also in time.

That is, they have to be co-temporal with our technology over the ten-billion-year history of our galaxy.

And, statistically, the only way that this is going to happen is if, on average, technological civilizations last a long time - that they have longevity.

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We're the only species on the planet today that can use its senses and tools to understand our cosmic evolution and where we came from.
To think about the fact that humans have somehow managed to piece together a 13.8 billion-year history of our universe, and how intimately we're connected to those distant times and places - the calcium in our bones, and the iron in the hemoglobin in our blood. This was all cooked up in a massive star that blew itself up billions of years ago.

Humans are literally made of stardust and it's taken a cosmos to make a human.

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We're the only species on the planet today that can use its senses and tools to understand our cosmic evolution and where we came from.
To think about the fact that humans have somehow managed to piece together a 13.8 billion-year history of our universe, and how intimately we're connected to those distant times and places - the calcium in our bones, and the iron in the hemoglobin in our blood. This was all cooked up in a massive star that blew itself up billions of years ago.

Humans are literally made of stardust and it's taken a cosmos to make a human.

Questions

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Can you think of something that you reserve the right to improve?

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Can you think of something that you reserve the right to improve?

What else is in the episode

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Why the number 2 is so important

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Why the number 2 is so important

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How there's only one tribe and we're all Earthlings

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How there's only one tribe and we're all Earthlings

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The power of art and science fiction in science

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The power of art and science fiction in science

Who is Jill Tarter?

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An astronomer best known for her work on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence at SETI.

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An astronomer best known for her work on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence at SETI.

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