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Lonely Minds in the Universe

by Giancarlo Genta

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Astrobiology in general and SETI in particular, thoughtfully surveyed. The section title "The Search for Extraterrestrial Stupidity" made me imagine exocivilizations whose astrobi books resemble this one insofar as they include a whole chapter on religion. And why the gratuitous bias against such (marginally relevant to the subject) possibilities as AI and mind uploading?
  fpagan | Jan 30, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0387339256, Hardcover)

This interdisciplinary book probes the subject of extraterrestrial intelligent life, offering scientific and technological implications, discussing the philosophical and religious connotations and rebuffing pseudo-scientific assertions such as ‘rare earth’. The author discusses such philosophical questions as: What is intelligence? What is consciousness? Should we expect ETIs to be conscious beings? Also discussed is the viability of future astronautics which would enable closer human contact with ETI.

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