Are We Alone? Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life

Are We Alone Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life By Paul Davies go inside Books Paul Charles William Davies AM is a British born physi

Are We Alone? Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life By Paul Davies go inside Books Paul Charles William Davies AM is a British born physicist, writer and broadcaster, currently a professor at Arizona State University as well as the Director of BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science He has held previous academic appointments at the University of Cambridge, University of London, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, University of Adelaide and Macquarie University His research interests are in the fields of cosmology, quantum field theory, and astrobiology He has proposed that a one way trip to Mars could be a viable option.In 2005, he took up the chair of the SETI Post Detection Science and Technology Taskgroup of the International Academy of Astronautics.. Scientists and governments are actively searching for signs of life in the universe Will their efforts meet with success Award winning author Paul Davies, an eminent scientist who writes with the flair of a science fiction writer, explores the ramifications that the discovery of extraterrestrial life would have for our science, our religions, and our worldview in generalScientists and governments are actively searching for signs of life in the universe Will their efforts meet with success Award winning author Paul Davies, an eminent scientist who writes with the flair of a science fiction writer, explores the ramifications that the discovery of extraterrestrial life would have for our science, our religions, and our worldview in general.. Good Book Are We Alone? Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life Interessante. Un breve compendio di ciò che potrebbe implicare la scoperta della vita fuori dal pianeta terra, sia in campo filosofico che religioso e scientifico.Si può concordare in parte in toto o per nulla alle posizioni dell'autore, ma almeno sono lì, chiare e semplici; ottime basi per una discussione :)

  1. Paul Charles William Davies AM is a British born physicist, writer and broadcaster, currently a professor at Arizona State University as well as the Director of BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science He has held previous academic appointments at the University of Cambridge, University of London, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, University of Adelaide and Macquarie University His research interests are in the fields of cosmology, quantum field theory, and astrobiology He has proposed that a one way trip to Mars could be a viable option.In 2005, he took up the chair of the SETI Post Detection Science and Technology Taskgroup of the International Academy of Astronautics.

132 Reply to “Are We Alone? Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life”

  1. Interessante Un breve compendio di ci che potrebbe implicare la scoperta della vita fuori dal pianeta terra, sia in campo filosofico che religioso e scientifico.Si pu concordare in parte in toto o per nulla alle posizioni dell autore, ma almeno sono l , chiare e semplici ottime basi per una discussione



  2. Sp tnachrichten bei Radio SETI, 1.420 GHzDie Erde wurde in 7 Tagen geschaffen Dann kamen die Geologen und sagten ne Naja, immerhin steht sie im Zentrum des Universums Bis dieser Kopernikus kommt und sagt ne Naja, immerhin sind wir Menschen das Ziel der Sch pfung So ein Engl nder namens Darwin sagt ne , wir stammen vom Affen ab und alles ist nur Auslese Uff Na, wenigstens sind wir einzigartig im gesamten Universum Und dann bauen die dieses vermaledeite Radioteleskop, haben die den Knall nicht geh [...]


  3. The biggest shortcoming of this book is the fact that I read it 20 years after its publication There s no doubt that its contents would be dramatically different if it were written in 2014, not because we ve discovered life outside our planet, but because the heart of the book is a philosophical exploration of consciousness and patterns of evolution I m sure these fields have grown in interesting ways since 1995.This book is exactly what I expected it to be An overview of the SETI program, coupl [...]


  4. I enjoyed the book but I found it a bit frustrating too Davies identifies two fundamental issues that I have been pondering since reading.1 Is it the case that life is inevitable given our universe, or is it a stupendous chance, or did it arise from miraculous intervention Davies believes it is the former but he doesn t offer any convincing reasons for that belief However, it is interesting to note that if he is right, other life forms must exist in our vast universe and as Davies points out, th [...]


  5. When I looked this book up, I was astounded that there were no reviews on it I believe I ve loaned this one out 2 or 3 times This is an amazing scientific essay on the possibility of life on other planets, particularly intelligent life It is also a mathematical contemplation on just how possible that life could sail to our planet and interact with human beings Davies discusses the stage of life that is possible in our universe given the elements of the number of years invested in dying suns, the [...]


  6. This book is realistic and down to Earth, no pun intended It is a scientific analyses of the possibility of intelligent life on other planets It covers not only our current time but eons back and forward It is exceptionally informative and you come away, not only with a thorough understanding of the question Are we alone , but a thorough understanding of the answer The statistics revealed, the realism, the science behind the question is presented in nothing but rationality by Paul Davies Spoiler [...]


  7. Paul Davis makes an erudite speculative inquiry into the burning question of extraterrestrial life I say, does any scientifically grounded person doubt that there may be other life forms out there in the putatively infinite universe With new planets being identified in our galaxy by the Kepler Mission, it is only a matter of time before other planets are discovered in the Goldilocks habitable zone of their stars, planets which may well support life at some stage of evolution We are not likely to [...]


  8. Fascinating, thorough, and insightful Davies does a good job of plumbing the science of the universe through a philosophical lens, and drawing conclusions based on his philosophic scientific analysis Davies considers multiple working theories on the likelihood of life elsewhere as well as the origins of life on earth Though he doesn t espouse many of the theories he puts forward, this comparative analysis makes his conclusions and opinions that much stronger vis a vis other points of view Great [...]


  9. Let s Go Davies presents a good survey of the science, theology and philosophy involved in considering the question, are we alone in the universe And there is all sorts of value in exploring, with rockets and radios, to answer the question Even when our results are unclear, the tools and techniques we created extend our capabilities.


  10. Based on lectures, Davies reviews philosophic thought on Man s Place in the Universe, from Copernicus through Christian dogma was God made alien to save the aliens from their sins too and the origins of intelligent life and DNA Much the same as the previous book I read, but from a slightly different angle Essentially, why SETI.


  11. Well written essay on the implications and possibilities of other life in the universe While the book laid out a variety of possibilities, it never went deep enough to ever make a point of what would happen to humans, society, religion, etc Worthwhile, but not nearly what I was hoping it would be based on previous reviews.


  12. Looks at some of the science of searching for and communicating with ET, and general stuff on life in the universe As with many of Davies books, looks at philosophical aspects Thought provoking even if you don t agree with his conclusions on the impacts of hearing from ET for theology





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