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Vincent Argiro

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An engaging tutorial and learning adventure

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Reviewed: 2020-11-20

Dr. Rugheimer weaves a rich, informative and entertaining tapestry of age-old conjecture, up-to-the-minute scientific publications, astrophysical theory and astronomical observation to paint this comprehensive picture of one of humanity's most enduring quandaries—are we alone in this vast universe? She narrates her own clear and concise language with the voice of an eager and enthusiastic explorer. Myself a former neuroscientist, retired technology entrepreneur and lifelong space buff since the heady Mercury, Gemini and Apollo days, I found familiar story lines linked with completely new perspectives and startling conclusions. For example, her observation that life on earth has significantly modified the planet's mineral content and geology, proliferating far more mineral species than found or expected in our solar neighbourhood was a surprising revelation to me. Her grasp of the whole of science that must be spanned to make sense of astrobiology–from quantum physics to chemistry to evolutionary biology to human psychology–is impressive and inspiring. I highly recommend spending these 5.25 hours with Dr. Sarah.

Breathtaking and breath-giving

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Reviewed: 2019-01-06

Rupi’s poetry is as raw as it is refined. She opens my heart wide as she owns her own to me. I am immensely grateful for her gift.