The Resource Science, Culture and the Search for Life on Other Worlds, by John W. Traphagan, (electronic resource)

Science, Culture and the Search for Life on Other Worlds, by John W. Traphagan, (electronic resource)

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Science, Culture and the Search for Life on Other Worlds
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Science, Culture and the Search for Life on Other Worlds
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by John W. Traphagan
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Language
eng
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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
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Traphagan, John W
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QB1-991
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non fiction
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  • Popular works
  • Exobiology
  • Science
  • Astronomy
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural studies
  • Popular Science
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Anthropology
  • Astrobiology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Societal Aspects of Physics
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Science, Culture and the Search for Life on Other Worlds, by John W. Traphagan, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Science and Seti -- A Brief History of Imagining Life on other worls -- Science and the Emergence of Seti -- The Culture of Intelligence and the Intelligence of ETI -- Knowledge Production and Extraterrestrial Life -- Science, Culture and the Search for Life on Other Worlds
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unknown
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X, 161 p. 4 illus., 3 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319417455
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-41745-5
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-41745-5
Label
Science, Culture and the Search for Life on Other Worlds, by John W. Traphagan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science and Seti -- A Brief History of Imagining Life on other worls -- Science and the Emergence of Seti -- The Culture of Intelligence and the Intelligence of ETI -- Knowledge Production and Extraterrestrial Life -- Science, Culture and the Search for Life on Other Worlds
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
X, 161 p. 4 illus., 3 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319417455
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-41745-5
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-41745-5

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