John Rader Platt



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Ecosystems Lectures


58 minutes


In the second of two lectures for the "Ecosystems" series of lectures sponsored by Sigma Xi- Earth Resources Ltd, John Rader Platt, an American physicist and biophysicist at University of Chicago, continues his discussion of scientific discoveries since 1945 and argues that these discoveries are inconsistent with the present-day nation-state. The lecture suggests that the opportunity to establish space colonies will only be available for the next thirty years and that it should be capitalized upon.

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Ecosystems, Outer space -- Exploration, Space colonies

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Reel to reel, 3.75 ips, 1/4 track, mono


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Transcript added June 25, 2020.

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