Bill Diamond, CEO, The SETI Institute


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A visit with friend Bill Diamond, CEO of the SETI Institute. I’ll bet you don’t know as much about the SETI Institute as you think. What does SETI mean? "Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence." But there is more to SETI than what you see in movies such as "Contact."

There are 75 scientists (the number is growing) at SETI currently working on planetary science, biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and more. Yes, they operate The Allen Telescope Array for doing radio astronomy research, but they are also a world leader in astrobiology--one of the hottest fields of science today, and one of the most interesting to the general public. Scientists at the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute are seeking answers to questions that will help us understand our origins: How many planets exist that might support life? What is required for life to exist? How does life start? How does it evolve, and what fabulous creatures can evolution produce? How often do intelligent creatures appear in the giant tapestry of life?

I believe you will enjoy hearing from my friend Bill about the interesting and important work of the SETI Institute. Be certain to listen the entire episode, you'll hear about a new Girl Scout Badge. :)