The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence: A Philosophical Inquiry

The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence: A Philosophical Inquiry

by David Lamb
     
 

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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.

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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

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Communication with extraterrestrial intelligence; 2. The scientific status of SETI; 3. Habitation, life and intelligence; 4. Life in the Solar System: terraforming and colonization; 5. UFO's and space travel; 6. Is anyone there?; 7. Contact with advanced super civlizations; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

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