Heaven at SETI's Doorstep [NOOK Book]

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NASA helps SETI locate the origin of an extraterrestrial radio signal to a human habitat on the far side of the moon. These human inhabitants have lived in a subterranean cave system for millions of years. Their social structure is very unlike that on Earth. Differing from the usual adventure stories dealing with aliens, this science fiction narrative is serious, short and precise and has a novel presentation of technology, philosophy and ideology. The narrative is blended in a mix of interesting concepts for ...

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Overview

NASA helps SETI locate the origin of an extraterrestrial radio signal to a human habitat on the far side of the moon. These human inhabitants have lived in a subterranean cave system for millions of years. Their social structure is very unlike that on Earth. Differing from the usual adventure stories dealing with aliens, this science fiction narrative is serious, short and precise and has a novel presentation of technology, philosophy and ideology. The narrative is blended in a mix of interesting concepts for readers of all ages with an interest in science fiction and philosophy. The really remarkable and singular feature of the book unravels as the soft and gentle mannerisms underlying the basic nature of these aliens come to light in the later hapters.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011484544
  • Publisher: Shelton Ranasinghe
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 412 KB

Meet the Author

Shelton Ranasinghe is a professional engineer. The early years of his career he worked in major civil engineering projects in Sri Lanka and Nigeria. Later he settled down in Australia and specialized in environmental engineering & management on contaminated site-remediation projects. His career in this field commenced in Australia and New Zealand, and later expanded to Canada, Mexico, UK and USA. He now lives in Ohio State in USA.From a very young age he has been a keen follower of philosophy, religions, anthropology, nature and social behavior. The exposure he acquired living in five continents over a large part of his active working life combined with his temperament of reflection, has given him a unique and intimate understanding of the multi-hued canvas that is humanity. With the humility and very fine sense of balance endowed on him by his sympathetic view of various cultures, social behavior patterns and belief systems he has encountered, he now ventures to crystallize his thoughts. He has published a booklet on Buddhist philosophy named "Buddha Impetus to Primitive psyche" - an effort that can be described as frank, refreshingly unforced and thought provoking. His next effort is a work of science fiction titled "Heaven at SETI's Doorstep". Readers of this book will however perceive many complex overtones that elevate the scope of this book way above and beyond its albeit quite interesting sci-fi content.Shelton also published an e-book titled "Self - A Delusion?" It presents evidence suggesting that the notion of 'self' could arise from deluded cognition. It sources the results of cutting-edge scientific experiments by leading experts in neuropsychology and employs findings from the author's own experience to correlate them with simple examples from nature, prompting you to seek an answer to the question through scientific and metaphysical inquiry. Shelton’s fascinating hypothesis, explains how the make-up of the brain could be manipulating our conscious psyche to hamper deep inquiry into the entirety of our own cognitive process.His latest book is titled “Souls”. This book explores the possibilities of afterlife. It is a thought provoking novel; light and fun read, griping and focusing the attention of the reader continually. Death is undisputedly a common denominator for humanity; but is the soul the highest common factor or is there none? If you don't believe in an afterlife be ready for a great shake-up. If you do, an even greater one!B.Sc (Eng), C.Eng, P.Eng, MIMech E(London), MIE(Australia), FIE(Sri Lanka), ASME(USA)sr2665@gmail.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2014

    Ash bio

    Name Ash Abrams im 4 years old i have long brown hair im not very tall i dont know how tall i am my best buddy is Haley i love her so much shes like my mommy i dont get y people put outfit dont u ever change it thats gross wearin the same thing all the time its gross my sister Emily who is 7 years old types for me im adopted my mom and dad were killed i was lucky to like i love dresses and my buddys im super nice and i love hugs and being held thank u

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Join my Camp

    Athenian Constitution all results.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Mike's bio

    Name- Mike...Parent-Apollo...Personality-I get very angry when provoked so please don't...Weapons-I have a black bow and two short swords...Clothes-I wear all black. Agr-I am seventeen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    §єЂ'§ bio (creator and leader)

    Name: seth<p>
    Age: 16<p>
    God parent: poseidon<p>
    Other: created this camp but got ha<_>cked by danny so l cant post here. Sorry guys. Anyone can be leader now. Just wanted people to remember me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Dint

    Dintdiner finer bier

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Haley's bio (Hannah)

    Name:Haley
    Age:16
    Personality:nice but when u mess with me family or bf ill put u through h<_>ell i promise.
    Looks:brown curly hair,brown eyes, tan, skinny
    Clothes:cowgirl hat, sky blue and lime green checkered button up shirt, with sky blue undershirt, blue jean booty shorts, and cowgirl boots.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    Daniel to lina

    Hello

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Rebel's Bio (( Lina ))

    I decided to change my name.
    <p>
    Name: Rebel Black.
    <br>
    Age: 15 or 16 I ain't telling.
    <br>
    Looks: A girl with brown hair, gray eyes, 5'2, lip peirced cuts on her body and burns.
    <br>
    Crush: Kalenz
    <br>
    Status: With Kalenz.
    <br>
    Friends: What friends? Naw Hannah (( Haley)) Josh (( Jasp)) and Aiden. Yep thats it.
    <br>
    Fave Country Singer: Male: Luke Bryan. Mhmm eyecandy. Female: Eh I dont know
    <br>
    Other: Rebel has BiPolar issues.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2014

    Kid Twisted/Austin

    Name-Kid Twisted
    Age- 14
    Looks- 5'11, hazel eyes, brown short hair, slightly tan, slightly buff
    Likes- people who are laced, people who are twisted
    Dislikes- people who are not laced, people who are not twisted
    Activities- basketball, hangs out with friends, likes people

    Name- Austin
    Age-14
    Looks- 5'11, hazel eyes, brown short hair, slightly tan, slightly buff, slim
    Likes- people who are friendly, people who are funny and energetic
    Dislikes- attention who<_>res,
    About- i like people that can make me laugh and arent depressing, also friendly and energetic

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    French

    Paris

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    Cyrus' Bio

    {Name} Cyrus •• {Parentage} Kronos and Gaea •• {Description} Is the Titan of Night and Darkness. Any outfit he wears is black and white. Has grey eyes but when angry his eyes turn as black as night. •• {Weapons/Powers} Has a pitch black sword made from Dark Fire called: DeathFlame. Also carries to daggers on his back made from Dark Fire. Can control shadows, darkness, Dark Fire, earth, and time. Is immune to any type of fire or heat. Can also fly, heal, and shadow-travel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Everyone!!!

    Party at res two!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Kayla's bio

    Name: seriously.|| Parent: Athena || Looks: black hair, blue eyes, and pale skin || Age: 14 || Personality: funny, loves to be around people || Weapon: bow and arrows with hunting knives || Clothes: aqua lace top with tan capries || Status: have a crush. And open || anything else just ask! ;] :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Jacobs bio

    Age: 14
    Godly parent: hades
    Family: none
    Weapons:a bennie/the helm of darkness and a pen sword different from riptide
    Other: the percy jackson movies completely ruined the series and ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    Hunters bio

    Name: hunter. Age: 15. Daughter of hades. Looks: has long brown hair with blonde highlights, with brown eyes and has freckles. Weapons: bow and arrow, khife, and sword. My powers: can raise and controll the dead, can controll the five elements, can go inside people and controll them, can make people my slave, and can summon dead things to protect me. Thats all, anything else ask; PLEASE POST POST POST

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    Clyde's bio {Co-Camp Leader}

    Age:14•••Parents:Poseidon and Hestia•••Weapons:has a sword named IceShard•••Powers:can do anything with water or ice. Is god of ice.•••Single•••Other:has a pet dragon named Ishmael.•••Anything else ask•••• PLEASE POST PLEASE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    Jassys bio

    Name: jas age:16 looks: short brown hair i am 5"3 i am the daughter of zeus and idk my mom anything else ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Dash ((new))

    Name: Danelle Jackson

    Nicknames: Dash. Danny. Dani

    Parents: Kathy m. Poseidon

    Age: im not sayin

    Looks: waist length hair((black btw)) sky blue eyes NOTE: will waer blue jeans and tank tops

    Siblings: ya know who u r

    Friends: ya know who u r

    Fav song: Awake and alive by skillet

    Status: With Jason Grace

    Thats all <3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Maria bio Update POST PLEASE

    Name: Duh, Age: 12 almost 13, Wears: Blue shirt, jeans, and a thunderbolt neckless (contains electrisity), Wepons: golden hair clip that transforms into ether a golden sword and a golden thunderbolt, or ninja throwing stars that can have electrisity or wind(dont use often), Boy friend: meh, Likes: Capture the flag, and Sword fightning, Personality: Kind, Quiet sometimes, Defends friends, happy, and Dont make her mad or ill static you with electricy, Pet: Phenoix(ice, fire, wind, and Electric powers) Daughter of: Zeus, Team: Blue, Friends: Nico, Zach(Anoying though), Percy(Anoying too), And Dash, Related to: Jason, and, Thalia, Parent: Lacy, Uncle: Posiedon, and Hades, Cusions: Percy, Nico di Anglious, and Bianca di Anglious, Others: Ask

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