We humans could have a bright future ahead of us that lasts billions of years. But we have to survive the next 200 years first. Join Josh Clark of Stuff You Should Know for a 10-episode deep dive that explores the future of humanity and finds dangers we have never encountered before lurking just ahead. And if we humans are alone in the universe, if we don't survive intelligent life dies out with us too.
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By What The If?, Philip Shane, Matt Stanley, and Gabrielle Paniccia. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
NO HOME TO PHONE! What The IF... there were NO ALIENS in the universe? No life anywhere except Earth. You want a planet with life? You’re standing on it, and THAT’S ALL ya get! CHRIS COGSWELL joins us to imagine how life on Earth would be affected by the proof that LIFE DOESN’T FIND A WAY, it’s no where, nothing to be found, nothing to see here, go home to your blue planet, that’s the only place anything lives in the entire universe. Chris is the host and creator of THE MAD SCIENTIST PODCAST, a comedy show about the history and philosophy of science and pseudoscience. https://www.themadscientistpodcast.com Chris received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire in both Chemical Engineering and Philosophy, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University.The Mad Scientist Podcast was initially conceived as a means of interacting with the public, teaching them the science and philosophical background of common pop science concepts, in order to help combat the spread of misinformation. Covering a diverse set of topics, ranging from UFOlogy to the development of modern day surgery the show has achieved a cult following with over 10,000 downloads a month and is regularly a top 100 show on the Apple Podcasts Science and Natural Science charts. Hosted by Chris Cogswell and Marie Mayhew, the show continues the mission of introducing skepticism, scientific thought, and philosophical concepts to the public in an entertaining and empathetic way. --- Got an IF of your own? Want to have us consider your idea for a show topic? Send YOUR IF to us! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what's in your imagination. No idea is too small, or too big! --- Want to support the show? Click a rating or add a review on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app! itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1250517051?mt=2&ls=1 Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe at WhatTheIF.com Keep On IFFin', Philip, Matt & Gaby