Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

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This book is a selective and fascinating history of scientific speculation about intelligent extraterrestrial life. From Plutarch to Stephen Hawking, some of the most prominent western scientists have had quite detailed perceptions and misperceptions about alien civilizations: Johannes Kepler, fresh from transforming astronomy with his work on the shape of planetary orbits, was quite sure alien engineers on the moon were excavating circular pits to provide shelter; Christiaan Huygens, the most prominent physical scientist ...

Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195171815

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