Oral history of British science
Wickramasinghe, Chandra (7 of 13). Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum. Life Story Interviews
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Science and Religion
2015-07-28, 2015-07-29, 2015-07-30
British Library, London
Wickramasinghe, Chandra, 1939- (speaker, male)
Merchant, Paul (speaker, male)
Part 7: [Session two: 29th July 2015] Detailed comments on view that FH was religiously agnostic; tendency for conversations with FH not to have religion as subject; extent to which questions of religion/faith were raised by work with FH in which calculations concerning origins of life all pointed to extreme improbability of these origins on Earth, in an Oparin-Haldane primordial soup (perhaps leading FH to favour view of involvement of intelligence in origins of life on Earth). [3:45] Comments on distinction between life and not-life [interrupted by telephone call].
Life story interview with Professor of Astrobiology, Chandra Wickramasinghe