The Resource Contact with Alien Civilizations : Our Hopes and Fears about Encountering Extraterrestrials, by Michael Michaud, (electronic resource)

Contact with Alien Civilizations : Our Hopes and Fears about Encountering Extraterrestrials, by Michael Michaud, (electronic resource)

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Contact with Alien Civilizations : Our Hopes and Fears about Encountering Extraterrestrials
Title
Contact with Alien Civilizations
Title remainder
Our Hopes and Fears about Encountering Extraterrestrials
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Michaud
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Author
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This book describes a wide variety of speculations by many authors about the consequences for humanity of coming into contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. The assumptions underlying those speculations are examined, and some conclusions are drawn. As necessary background, the book also includes brief summaries of the history of thinking about extraterrestrial intelligence, searches for life and for signals, contrasting paradigms of how contact might take place, and the paradox that those paradigms allegedly create
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Michaud, Michael
Dewey number
001.942
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Language note
English
LC call number
QB1-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Astronomy
  • Astrobiology
  • Philosophy
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Astrobiology
  • Philosophy of Man
  • Sociology, general
Label
Contact with Alien Civilizations : Our Hopes and Fears about Encountering Extraterrestrials, by Michael Michaud, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 378-449) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
A Belief in Other Minds -- A New Era -- Searching for Intelligence -- Sending Our Own Signals -- Probabilities -- Probabilities: The Astronomical Factors -- Probabilities: Life -- Probabilities: Intelligence -- Probabilities: Civilization, Technology, and Science -- Probabilities: Longevity -- The Drake Equation, Take Two -- Should We Continue the Search? -- Direct Contact -- The UFO Controversy -- The Drake Equation, Take Three -- Why Don’t We See Them? -- Reformulating the Problem -- Thinking Outside the Box -- SETI and Religion -- The Consequences of Contact -- Hopes -- Fears -- Dangers -- Mixed Emotions -- Some Assumptions Examined -- Before Contact -- Assumptions: After Contact -- The Drake Equation, Take Four -- What Is Missing -- Some Conclusions Drawn -- Paradigm Shifts -- The Human Role -- Annex: Preparing
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2007.
Extent
1 online resource (471 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282823686
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-68618-9
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remote
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  • (CKB)2670000000028880
  • (EBL)691311
  • (OCoLC)612393193
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Label
Contact with Alien Civilizations : Our Hopes and Fears about Encountering Extraterrestrials, by Michael Michaud, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 378-449) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
A Belief in Other Minds -- A New Era -- Searching for Intelligence -- Sending Our Own Signals -- Probabilities -- Probabilities: The Astronomical Factors -- Probabilities: Life -- Probabilities: Intelligence -- Probabilities: Civilization, Technology, and Science -- Probabilities: Longevity -- The Drake Equation, Take Two -- Should We Continue the Search? -- Direct Contact -- The UFO Controversy -- The Drake Equation, Take Three -- Why Don’t We See Them? -- Reformulating the Problem -- Thinking Outside the Box -- SETI and Religion -- The Consequences of Contact -- Hopes -- Fears -- Dangers -- Mixed Emotions -- Some Assumptions Examined -- Before Contact -- Assumptions: After Contact -- The Drake Equation, Take Four -- What Is Missing -- Some Conclusions Drawn -- Paradigm Shifts -- The Human Role -- Annex: Preparing
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2007.
Extent
1 online resource (471 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282823686
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-68618-9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000028880
  • (EBL)691311
  • (OCoLC)612393193
  • (SSID)ssj0000769056
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12281042
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000769056
  • (PQKBWorkID)10767541
  • (PQKB)10597542
  • (SSID)ssj0000434878
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11252908
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000434878
  • (PQKBWorkID)10404122
  • (PQKB)11467590
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-68618-9
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC691311
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000028880

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