Part 1 of Early Adapters, featuring Dickson Despommier, emeritus professor of public health and microbiology at Columbia University, author of The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century.
by Gary Niederhoff on April 23, 2012
Could your favorite Earthling also be your favorite Martian? Allow me to respond: The answer is "yes." It's possible that billions of years ago, tiny bits of biology quit the Red Planet and infected ours. If so, your family tree -- and that of every other terrestrial life form -- has its deepest roots not in the ancient oceans of Earth, but... (read more)Peruse Seth's previous HuffPo musings