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Author of 'Am I a Monkey?' explores questions of life

Francisco Ayala of UC Irvine discusses in his book six main topics of evolution, including the tension between science and religion.

Refining the search for extraterrestrial life

A UC Irvine astrophysicist discusses what the SETI Institute has done wrong and how we might enhance our chances of receiving a signal from 'out there.'