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Universities offering 'alien search' course


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#1    Saru

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:01 AM

Edinburgh University is to become the latest to offer an online course on the search for alien life.

Telegraph said:

Edinburgh University will launch a series of short courses accessible online to the public for free from late 2012, including an opportunity to study an "Introduction to Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life".

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:40 AM

Edinburgh. The search for alien life.

There's a joke in here somewhere....


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:11 PM

A course in Economics it is that the Faculty of Edinburgh Uni should be sent on.

Edit to remove obscenities uttered.

Edited by Eldorado, 20 July 2012 - 12:14 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:38 PM

Lmao, class.

Not for me though, I dont do bubble gum.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:10 PM

Free, is it?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:16 PM

View Postealdwita, on 20 July 2012 - 01:10 PM, said:

Free, is it?

lmao

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:52 PM

Oh my, "a series of short courses accessible online to the public for free from late 2012". So, who's going to try one out? I'd be willing to give it a try  (just once mind you).

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

View Postealdwita, on 20 July 2012 - 01:10 PM, said:

Free, is it?

Surprisingly (or perhaps not), it actually is free!


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:41 PM

Sounds like a huge waste of time. Much like most university courses nowadays.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:10 PM

View PostSweetpumper, on 20 July 2012 - 03:41 PM, said:

Sounds like a huge waste of time. Much like most university courses nowadays.

Especially now I've retired from lecturing.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:52 PM

Wow so many negative comments towards this, did it get posted in the Christianity forum or something? I think this is awesome; the more colleges offering classes related to life outside of our solar system, the better. There's religious schools that talk all up and down about religion, and we have our own opions on the value of education like that... but to call education geared towards the idea of life beyond Earth a "waste of time" is kind of closed minded. Maybe I feel that way about art classes, which are pretty much a norm today in most colleges.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:57 PM

this should be way more usful than the ghost hunting classes


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:38 AM

Im so with TheMolePatrol, the CLASS IS FREE PEOPLE, so if you dont like it why comment in here! Why even open this website when a lot of stuff is about aliens and ufos... I think its great! I already signed up to it, have fun in life people, dont you want to learn about anything out there? I do. Bubble gum? Try tallking about the every day politics, religion, guns, alcohol, drugs! Thats freaking bubble gum!

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:39 AM

I think its exciting!

Edited by Guruman, 21 July 2012 - 02:43 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:46 AM

View PostGuruman, on 21 July 2012 - 02:38 AM, said:

Im so with TheMolePatrol, the CLASS IS FREE PEOPLE, so if you dont like it why comment in here! Why even open this website when a lot of stuff is about aliens and ufos... I think its great! I already signed up to it, have fun in life people, dont you want to learn about anything out there? I do. Bubble gum? Trytalking about freaking politics, religion, guns, alcohol, drugs! Thats freaking bubble gum!

Cos it's MY taxes that are being used to give a freebie course to eejits, while folk who work for a living are being told to cut their cloth by our Government.  That's why I can comment.

Sadly, nationalists and socialists think everything is free......... until the auditors come a calling.





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