Join us as we conclude our spring semester course. We’ll continue our discussion of the latest findings and theories about the nature of life and its origins on earth and (possibly) in the universe, including: Is the universe fine-tuned for life? What are the factors that bear on the probability of life originating here on earth and/or elsewhere? We’ll discuss the search for extraterrestrial life, new planets, and their habitability. Which is most unlikely: development of complex single-cell life, or evolution of more complex life-forms? Was/is something like “mind” involved? What are the evolutionary advantages of consciousness?