Astrobiology, discovery, and societal impact /

The search for life in the universe, once the stuff of science fiction, is now a robust worldwide research program with a well-defined roadmap probing both scientific and societal issues. This volume examines the humanistic aspects of astrobiology, systematically discussing the approaches, critical...

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Main Author: Dick, Steven J. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series:Cambridge astrobiology ; 9.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : when biospheres collide
  • Approaches
  • History
  • Discovery
  • Analogy
  • Critical issues
  • Can we transcend anthropocentrism?
  • Is human knowledge universal?
  • How can we envision impact?
  • Impact!
  • Astroculture : transforming our worldviews
  • Astroethics : interacting with alien life
  • Astropolicy : preparing for discovery
  • Summary and conclusions : at home in the biological (or postbiological)
  • Universe.