Walkabout the Galaxy
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
We discuss not one but two galactic civilizations (Dune and Foundation) coming to screens big and small this Fall. Life being a central part of most civilizations, we discuss some interesting new observations of biomolecules in space and review the bizarre menagerie of hypothesized exotic stars. Join us for all that and an Asimovian trivia.
Continuing in the long and hapless tradition of trying to use logic and math to predict the behavior of those most illogical of creatures, Homo sapiens, psychohistory stands on the shoulder of economics. To use math to forecast a future for humans, it comes to no-brainer, I'm sorry, I mean astounding conclusion that there will be lots of war, death, and destruction. Who've thunk it? Followed by rebuilding, more war, and so on. Yes, this kind of spot-on fortune telling can only be accomplished with the advanced mathematical techniques of psychohistory, developed by Dr. Hari Seldon. So get on board with the Seldon Plan, to create a foundation for a new galactic civilization with psychohistory. Psychohistory, it's not about Alfred Hitchcock.
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "The Psychohistory of Astroquarkscol" (2021). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 178.