This thing called LIFE

  • Posted on: 30 January 2020
  • By: MattParkes
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LIFE - It's complicated! What is life? How do we determine if something is alive, dead or non-living???

This course will explore the most fundamental of questions - what is life, where did it come from and how do scientists classify living things. We will introduce the wonders of ecology and the study of how living things interact with their environment.

We will delve into to scientific definition of life and go on to explore the features of living things. This will lead us into investigating how people have thought about life historically, how scientists have looked for it in the past, how they are looking for it now and how they might seek it out in the future. What are the prospects of finding life beyond Earth, and what might such life look like?