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If the universe is teeming with aliens-- where is everybody? : fifty solutions to the Fermi paradox and the problem of extraterrestrial life

Stephen Webb 1963-

c2002

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (QB 54 .W384 2002 )()

  • Title:
    If the universe is teeming with aliens-- where is everybody? : fifty solutions to the Fermi paradox and the problem of extraterrestrial life
  • Author: Stephen Webb 1963-
  • Description: Where is everybody? -- Of Fermi and paradox -- They are here -- They exist but have not yet communicated -- They do not exist -- Conclusion -- Notes and further reading -- References.
    [Enrico Fermi -- Paradox -- The Fermi paradox -- They are here and they call themselves Hungarians -- They are here and are meddling in human affairs -- They were here and left evidence of their presence -- They exist and they are us--we are aliens! --The zoo scenario -- The interdict scenario -- The planetarium hypothesis -- God exists -- The stars are far away -- They have not had time to reach us -- A percolation theory approach -- Bracewell-von Neumann probes -- We are solar chauvinists -- They stay at home... -- ...and surf the Net -- They are signalling but we do not know how to listen -- They are signalling but we do not know at which frequency to listen -- Our search strategy is wrong -- The signal is already there in the data -- We have not listened long enough -- Everyone is listening, no one is transmitting -- Berserkers -- They have no desire to communicate -- They develop a different mathematics -- They are calling us but we do not recognize the signal -- They are somewhere but the universe is stranger than we imagine -- A choice of catastrophes -- They hit the singularity -- Cloudy skies are common -- Infinitely many ETCs exist but only one within our particle horizon: us -- The universe is here for us -- Life can have emerged only recently -- Planetary systems are rare -- We are the first -- Rocky planets are rare -- Continuously habitable zones are narrow -- Jupiters are rare -- Earth has an optimal "pump of evolution" -- The galaxy is a dangerous place -- Earth's system of plate tectonics is unique -- The moon is unique -- Life's genesis is rare -- The prokaryote-eukaryote transition is rare -- Toolmaking species are rare -- Technological progress is not inevitable -- Intelligence at the human level is rare -- Language is unique to humans -- Science is not inevitable -- The Fermi paradox resolved...]
  • Local Note: acq2003phy
  • Publication Date: c2002
  • Publisher: New York : Copernicus Books in association with Praxis Pub.
  • Format: xi, 288 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 0387955011 (acid-free paper)
  • Subjects: Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954; Fermi's paradox; Life on other planets
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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