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Los Alamos Science No. 16, 1988

Unsolved Problems in the Science of Life: Proceedings of the Fellows Colloquium July '86

In a conference sponsored by the Laboratory Fellows on the evolution and mysteries of intelligent life: George Wald, Nobel Laureate in physiology, spoke about the nature of consciousness; David Hubel, also a Nobel Laureate in physiology, discussed his work on the neural circuits responsible for the perception of form, movement, and color; paleontologist Jack Sepkoski talked of periodic extinctions on Earth and their role in the evolution of new life forms; and physicist Frank Drake outlined the logic for the existence of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. A roundtable with the participants followed the formal presentations.

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Cosmology of Life and Mind
George Wald
1841 kB
Vision and the Brain
David H. Hubel
3021 kB
Extinctions of Life
J. John Sepkoski, Jr.
1623 kB
The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Frank Drake
3109 kB
Unsolved Problems-A Morning of Questions and Answers
Mark Bitensky
1902 kB

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