This post is part of Geek Takeover Week 2020.
Professor Mohamed Noor bridges the best of both worlds in science and fiction – a resume that includes being the Dean of Natural Sciences at Duke University as well as a science consultant for Star Trek. In a Geek Takeover Week special episode of the foXnoMad Podcast, I spoke with Dr. Noor about aliens both real and imagined.
We talk about what Star Trek has gotten right as well as very, very wrong while clearing up a number of misconceptions about evolution, genetics, and DNA.
Those of you who travel to seek out new life and new civilizations will have a lot of fun listening to this episode. For a peek at Dr. Noor’s class at Duke, pick up a copy of his book Live Long and Evolve. You can also find him on YouTube at BioTrekkie Explains!