Skeptic Check: They're Baack!
ENCORE Could you have had a past life? Is it possible that some part of you is the reincarnation of a person – or maybe an animal – that lived long ago?
We’ll hear the story of a young boy who started having nightmares about a plane crash. His parents thought he was the reincarnation of a downed, World War II fighter pilot. But his story might not fly.
Also … is there any biological basis for reincarnation? Animals that indulge in the big sleep.
Suspended animation is Hollywood’s favorite device for interstellar travel … But could we really put a dimmer switch on human metabolism? Learn how techniques for hitting the hold button for humans might be just around the corner.
- Cynthia Meyersburg - Research psychologist at Harvard University
- Tori Hoehler - Astrobiologist at the NASA Ames Research Center
- André Bormanis - Screenwriter, producer and former science consultant for “Star Trek”
- Matt Andrews - Biologist at the University of Minnesota, Duluth
- Phil Plait - Astronomer, and author of the Bad Astronomy blog at Slate
- Mark Roth - Biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
First released June 27, 2011