Beyond Belief or, Science, Religion and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life


Do scientists ever reject science? Research data on the controversial topic of extraterrestrial life has met with resistance from some in the scientific community and openness from communities of faith.


Avi Loeb, professor of astrophysics and cosmology at Harvard University, where he serves as the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science. Author of Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth.

Kate Dorsch, associate director of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania .

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), longtime U.S. Senator (1987-2017) from the state of Nevada and former Senate Majority Leader (2007-2015. *The Senator died in December 2021.

Illuminations is supported by the John Templeton Foundation.

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