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Astrobiology, history, and society : life beyond Earth and the impact of discovery

Author: Douglas A Vakoch
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Advances in astrobiology and biogeophysics.
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This book addresses important current and historical topics in astrobiology and the search for life beyond Earth, including the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). The first section covers the plurality of worlds debate from antiquity through the nineteenth century, while section two covers the extraterrestrial life debate from the twentieth century to the present. The final section examines the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Astrobiology. Vakoch, history and society.
Berlin ; Springer 2013
(OCoLC)842403485
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas A Vakoch
ISBN: 9783642359835 3642359833
OCLC Number: 845330511
Description: 1 online resource (480 p.)
Contents: The Early Extraterrestrial Life Debate. The Extraterrestrial Life Debate from Antiquity to 1900 / Michael J. Crowe, Matthew F. Dowd --
Early Modern ET, Reflexive Telescopics, and Their Relevance Today / Dennis Danielson --
Extraterrestrial Life as the Great Analogy, Two Centuries Ago and in Modern Astrobiology / Woodruff T. Sullivan III --
Hegel, Analogy, and Extraterrestrial Life / Joseph T. Ross --
The Relationship Between the Origins of Life on Earth and the Possibility of Life on Other Planets: A Nineteenth-Century Perspective / Stéphane Tirard --
Pioneering Concepts of Planetary Habitability / Florence Raulin Cerceau --
The Modern Extraterrestrial Life Debate. The Twentieth Century History of the Extraterrestrial Life Debate: Major Themes and Lessons Learned / Steven J. Dick --
The Creator of Astrobotany, Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov / Danielle Briot --
Life Beyond Earth and the Evolutionary Synthesis / Douglas A. Vakoch --
The First Thousand Exoplanets: Twenty Years of Excitement and Discovery / Chris Impey --
Extraterrestrial Life in the Microbial Age / Aaron L. Gronstal --
Societal Impact of Discovering Extraterrestrial Life. The Societal Impact of Extraterrestrial Life: The Relevance of History and the Social Sciences / Steven J. Dick --
Cultural Resources and Cognitive Frames: Keys to an Anthropological Approach to Prediction / Ian Lowrie --
The Detection of Extraterrestrial Life: Are We Ready? / Klara Anna Capova --
Impact of Extraterrestrial Life Discovery for Third World Societies: Anthropological and Public Health Considerations / M. Margaret Weigel, Kathryn Coe --
Impossible Predictions of the Unprecedented: Analogy, History, and the Work of Prognostication / Kathryn Denning --
Mainstream Media and Social Media Reactions to the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life / Morris Jones --
Christianity's Response to the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life: Insights from Science and Religion and the Sociology of Religion / Constance M. Bertka --
Would the Discovery of ETI Provoke a Religious Crisis? / Ted Peters.
Series Title: Advances in astrobiology and biogeophysics.
Responsibility: Douglas A. Vakoch, editor.
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This book explores the societal, anthropological, and religious dimensions of astrobiology and the search for life beyond Earth, including extraterrestrial intelligence. It examines how the discovery  Read more...

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