Observations of Intelligent Life on Other Planets

Extraterrestrial Life in Our Galaxy

Author: Michael Toschevic

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462062563

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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We are no longer alone in the universe. The Monitor, an extraterrestrial evolutionary biologist and anthropologist, determines that there are compelling reasons why we should now build peaceful relationships with other intelligent species-and that the time for this new reality is now. This is an invitation-an opportunity-for humans to establish contact with extraterrestrials for the benefit of all humanity and, much later, for the benefit of many other intelligent species from other worlds. So he reaches out to a retired engineer with the purpose of establishing relations between the worlds. The Monitor describes six species from other worlds, including his own, emphasizing their evolutionary characteristics and unique idiosyncrasies. His challenge is to build human familiarity with other sentient species, to diminish human xenophobia, and encourage human curiosity toward intelligent extraterrestrial beings-and their reasons for being here. The Monitor also reveals what many sentient species consider to be the primary goal of intelligent life. The Monitor has been observing the human species for a very long time, and until now, had no interest in making contact. Humanity, he has determined, is an aggressive and violent species, and he can't be certain of his own safety should he attempt overt contact. He has decided there is only one way to reach out to the people of this planet, with as little risk as possible to himself and his fellow scientists, and to establish relations with humanity. The extraterrestrial, and the people of the Galactic Alliance he represents, extends an invitation for humans to join in the effort to explore and propagate across our galaxy-and beyond.

Science, Culture and the Search for Life on Other Worlds

Author: John W. Traphagan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319417452

Category: Science

Page: 161

View: 2027


This book explores humanity’s thoughts and ideas about extraterrestrial life, paying close attention to the ways science and culture interact with one another to create a context of imagination and discovery related to life on other worlds. Despite the recent explosion in our knowledge of other planets and the seeming era of discovery in which we live, to date we have found no concrete evidence that we are not alone. Our thinking about life on other worlds has been and remains the product of a combination of scientific investigation and human imagination shaped by cultural values--particularly values of exploration and discovery connected to American society. The rapid growth in our awareness of other worlds makes this a crucial moment to think about and assess the influence of cultural values on the scientific search for extraterrestrial life. Here the author considers the junction of science and culture with a focus on two main themes: (1) the underlying assumptions, many of which are tacitly based upon cultural values common in American society, that have shaped the ways researchers in astrobiology and SETI have conceptualized the nature of their endeavor and represented ideas about the potential influence contact might have on human civilization, and (2) the empirical evidence we can access as a way of thinking about the social impact that contact with alien intelligence might have for humanity.

Life on Other Worlds

The 20th-Century Extraterrestrial Life Debate

Author: Steven J. Dick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521799126

Category: Science

Page: 290

View: 1980


Lucid and accessible, this otherworldly guide chronicles the history of the 20th century obsession with extraterrestrials.

Searching for Life on Other Planets

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1474777600


Page: 48

View: 6820


The idea that alien life exists has gripped writers, artists, thinker, and scientists throughout history. This book explores many of the critical parts of astrobiology from theories about exoplanets and the formation of solar systems to places like the Lowell Observatory and Roswell and people like H. G. Wells and Carl Sagan. Astrobiology, or the search for aliens, has never been so accessible as in this text. With full-colour artwork and accessible main text and fact boxes, readers enjoy indulging in alien theories while also learning about science and history.

Is There Life on Other Planets?

And Other Questions about Space

Author: Gregory L. Vogt

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0761359451

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 9528


There is no gravity in space. The North Star never changes its position in the sky. Earth’s shadow causes the phases of the moon. You may have heard these common sayings or beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven using science? Let’s investigate seventeen statements about space and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones still stump scientists! Find out whether astronauts really landed on the moon! Discover whether it’s true that the same side of the Moon is always dark! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?

Life on Other Worlds and How to Find It

Author: Stuart Clark

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852330972

Category: Science

Page: 180

View: 4412


SETI -- the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence -- is undergoing something of a renaissance, and alongside the work of the scientists almost a million PC users round the world are participating in the SERENDIP IV project through the "SETI at Home" initiative from Berkeley University in California. This book is an up-to-date review of todays scientific thinking about where and how we might find life elsewhere in the universe, presented in Stuart Clarks easily read yet authoritative style.

The Search for Aliens: A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 140539028X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 7102


The Search for Aliens: A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds provides the first vivid and completely accessible guide to the most exciting field of modern science: the search for extraterrestrial life. All the latest research projects are identified, located and described; everything from radio dishes searching for intelligent alien signals to deep oceanic research, seeking links between terrestrial organisms and the broader cosmos. It also explores the idea of Panspermia, the notion that asteroids and comets brought biological building blocks to the early earth, plus exactly which factors must align for life to arise across our galaxy and the universe. The Search for Aliens: A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds explains why we may be closer than ever to finding out the answer to the question: is there any life beyond life on earth? Now available in ePub format.

The Search for Life on Other Planets

Author: Bruce Jakosky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521598378

Category: Science

Page: 326

View: 6667


Does life exist on other planets? This 1998 book presents the scientific basis for thinking there may be life elsewhere in the Universe. It is the first to cover the entire breadth of recent exciting discoveries, including the discovery of planets around other stars and the possibility of fossil life in meteorites from Mars. Suitable for the general reader, this authoritative book avoids technical jargon and is well illustrated throughout. It covers all the major topics, including the origin and early history of life on Earth, the environmental conditions necessary for life to exist, the possibility that life might exist elsewhere in our Solar System, the occurrence of planets around other stars and their habitability, and the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life. For all those interested in understanding the scientific evidence for and likelihood of extraterrestrial life, this is the most comprehensive and readable book to date.