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Is there anybody out there? If so, as Enrico Fermi once asked, “Where is everybody?” After 50 years, S.E.T.I. (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) has been hopefully listening for narrow-band radio messages from alien civilizations. But are we going about this search for extraterrestrial life in the best possible way? Tonight on Inquiry we have a thought provoking discussion with PAUL DAVIES, physicist, cosmologist and astrobiologist at Arizona State University. Professor Davies believes that S.E.T.I. is stuck in a rut and should be looking in novel places for otherworldly life. Like here on earth???? Tune in for a lively discussion about whether the universe is teeming with advanced civilizations or the possibility that we might be very much alone. Professor Davies’ book is titled THE EERIE SILENCE: RENEWING OUR SEARCH FOR ALIEN INTELLIGENCE.