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Adam Interviews: Astrophysicist Adam Frank

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For U of R's Adam Frank, the eclipse earlier this month was an up close phenomenon. He's usually looking much deeper into space...And what he's observed has made him something of a universal celebrity.

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For U of R's Adam Frank, the eclipse earlier this month was an up close phenomenon. He's usually looking much deeper into space...And what he's observed has made him something of a universal celebrity.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12524/7070120?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 03:19:16 +0000 Adam Interviews: Astrophysicist Adam Frank For U of R's Adam Frank, the eclipse earlier this month was an up close phenomenon. He's usually looking much deeper into space...And what he's observed has made him something of a universal celebrity. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12524/7070120?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WROC thl astromers. staring up at the sky ?? studying a star. for u?of?r's adam frank ?? the eclipse was an (up close phenomenon. he's usually looking much deeper into space... and what he's observed has made him something of a universal celebrity. nat ? dr. strange the movie dr. strange with benedict cumberbatch dealt in a lot of high? minded science. that's why the producers turned to the mind of u?of? r astrophysicist adam frank ? who ?? as a consultant ?? helped them figure out how certain sci?fi concepts might work and look. (adam) do you like doing that? (frank) i love doing it. well, first, i'm a huge science fiction fan i'm a huge marvel fan & when they called and asked me if i wanted to be a consultant on that show, that was the best day ever, well, my kids' birth best day ever, but after that comes& after& frank is drawn to science fiction because it provides a lab of sorts to work out how things like technology might impact our future. (adam) do you find yourself optimistic or pessimistic for the human race moving forward? (frank) i'm optimistic& this is moment we're going through is something every civilizations has to go through like climate change, a lot of the work i've been doing as being exploring the idea that any civilization that reaches a certain level of power of technological capability is going to push on their planet hard enough to drive the planet into some kind of climate change state so that right now, this moment that we're facing is very much like our coming of age, we're like a cosmic teenager and as you know with teenagers you either learn to mature and handle the power you have over yourself or you don't frank's academic fame extends well beyond sci?fi. he has also written about the relationship between science and religion. (adam) since you wrote constant fire, do you still feel there's a way to bridge the gap between science and religion? (frank)the basic idea that human beings have spiritual aspiration and by spirit we can get into a long discussion about that, but some sense there's sacredness a basic experience of sacredness that we all share that can either be expressed through organized religion or expressed through non? religious, but spiritual, or through even atheist responding to science, i think they're all





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