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The Resource What We Know About Extraterrestrial Intelligence : Foundations of Xenology, by Michael Ashkenazi, (electronic resource)

What We Know About Extraterrestrial Intelligence : Foundations of Xenology, by Michael Ashkenazi, (electronic resource)

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What We Know About Extraterrestrial Intelligence : Foundations of Xenology
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What We Know About Extraterrestrial Intelligence
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Foundations of Xenology
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by Michael Ashkenazi
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eng
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Have you ever wondered what could happen when we discover another communicating species outside the Earth? This book addresses this question in all its complexity. In addition to the physical barriers for communication, such as the enormous distances where a message can take centuries to reach its recipient, the book also examines the biological problems of communicating between species, the problems of identifying a non-Terrestrial intelligence, and the ethical, religious, legal and other problems of conducting discussions across light years. Most of the book is concerned with issues that could impinge on your life: how do we share experiences with ETI? Can we make shared laws? Could we trade? Would they have religion? The book addresses these and related issues, identifying potential barriers to communication and suggesting ways we can overcome them. The book explores this topic through reference to human experience, through analogy and thought experiment, while relying on what is known to-date about ourselves, our world, and the cosmos we live in
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What We Know About Extraterrestrial Intelligence : Foundations of Xenology, by Michael Ashkenazi, (electronic resource)
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What We Know About Extraterrestrial Intelligence : Foundations of Xenology, by Michael Ashkenazi, (electronic resource)
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Introduction and objectives -- Space in the background -- The physical parameters of ilfs -- The evolutionary parameters on ilfs -- Defining alternative modes of intelligence -- Language and symbols -- The cultural parameters of ilfs -- Et civilizations -- The classification and analysis of et civilizations and cultures -- Issues in contacting eti: when the phoenicians come trading -- Interaction and intellectual exchange -- The consequences of contact -- Conclusions: conversations with eti and the issue of culture
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