According to the statistics website, Statista, the National UFO Reporting Center recorded 307 UFO sightings in 1990, and a whopping 8,619 in 2014. Moreover, in a 2017 article published on the Huffington Post, a survey conducted reported that nearly half of Americans believe in Aliens! On this episode, we talk about the belief in life outside of planet Earth, UFOs, and aliens. Could there be life on other planets? Or is this all just Sci-Fi and theory?
According to an article published by CBS news, prenatal screenings have increased significantly in the U.S. and in Europe. Most notably, in Iceland, nearly 100% of mothers whose fetuses tested positive for down syndrome terminated their pregnancies. Utilizing a test they call a Combination Test, mothers can now determine whether or not their babies will have down syndrome. Considering that science will only continue to advance over time, where do we draw the line when it comes to life and ethics? Are we, playing God?
On this episode, we were joined by Dr. Sara Gorman, author of the book Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us and Co-Founder of Critica, a community committed to making rational decisions about health and security. The team at Ology sought to understand why, despite evidence and the progress the field of medicine has made over the last few centuries, many people still have distrust in medicine and science.