Oral history of British science

Wickramasinghe, Chandra (7 of 13).  Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum. Life Story Interviews

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  • Subjects

    Science and Religion

  • Recording date

    2015-07-28, 2015-07-29, 2015-07-30

  • Recording locations

    British Library, London

  • Interviewees

    Wickramasinghe, Chandra, 1939- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Merchant, Paul (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    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].

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    Life story interview with Professor of Astrobiology, Chandra Wickramasinghe

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