Mega Ultra Super Catastrophies
Dr. Dirk Schulze-Makuch, professor in astrobiology at Washington State University, is the co-author of the new book Megacatastrophies: Nine Strange Ways the World Could End. So far, so good. He is also the co-author of We Are Not Alone, again with David Darling.
Dr. Dirk has also written the science-fiction novel Voids of Eternity. We will also be talking about a one-way ticket to Mars … so tune in and join the fun!
The Show: Will the world end, as predicted by the Mayans, on December 21, 2012? Or will it end in the next instant? Writers David Darling and our guest Dr. Dirk Schulze-Makuch have done all the worrying for you and have created Megacatastrophes! to address those fears.
As it turns out, some of our fears are much more reasonable and even inevitable than some others. How about pandemics? Asteroids? Gray goo? We talk about it all, but it was fun -- seriously!