The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence: A Philosophical Inquiry

The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence: A Philosophical Inquiry

by David Lamb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415243424

ISBN-13: 9780415243421

Pub. Date: 03/19/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Is the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence a genuine scientific research programme? David Lamb evaluates claims and counter-claims, and examines recent attempts to establish contact with other intelligent life forms. He considers the benefits and drawbacks of this communication, how we should communicate and whether we actually can. He also assesses competing

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Is the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence a genuine scientific research programme? David Lamb evaluates claims and counter-claims, and examines recent attempts to establish contact with other intelligent life forms. He considers the benefits and drawbacks of this communication, how we should communicate and whether we actually can. He also assesses competing theories on the origin of life on Earth, discoveries of former solar planets, proposals for space colonies and the consequent technical and ethical issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415243421
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/19/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.47(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1Communication with extraterrestrial intelligence5
2The scientific status of SETI39
3Habitation, life and intelligence61
4Life in the solar system: terraforming and colonization100
5UFOs and space travel125
6Is anyone there?152
7Contact with advanced supercivilizations182
8Conclusion195
Bibliography199
Index207

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