Lonely Minds in the Universe
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Lonely Minds in the Universe

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ISBN-13:
9781441922250
Einband:
Previously published in hardcover
Erscheinungsdatum:
29.10.2010
Seiten:
316
Autor:
Giancarlo Genta
Gewicht:
480 g
Format:
235x155x17 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The philosophical and religious implications of extraterrestrial intelligence are combined with an exploration of the scientific and technical implications. The book compares recent theories (e.g. 'rare earth') and takes a firm stance against pseudo-science.
InhaltsangabeThe historical and philosophical perspectives.- The religious perspective.- The bio-astronomical perspective.- The search for extraterrestrial intelligence.- The search for extraterrestrial stupidity.- The possibility of contact.- Epilogue.- Appendix.
The Historical and Philosophical Perspectives.- The Religious Perspective.- The Astrobiological Perspective.- The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.- Interlude: The Search for Extraterrestrial Stupidity.- The Possibility of Contact.
This interdisciplinary book probes the subject of extraterrestrial intelligent life, offering scientific and technological implications, discussing the philosophical and religious connotations and rebuffing pseudo-scientific assertions such as 'rare earth'. The author discusses such philosophical questions as: What is intelligence? What is consciousness? Should we expect ETIs to be conscious beings? Also discussed is the viability of future astronautics which would enable closer human contact with ETI.