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We Are Not Alone: Why We Have Already Found Extraterrestrial Life
The question ‘Are we alone?’ has permeated human thought since ancient times, and today the possibility of alien life and intergalactic travellers remains a bountiful source of inspiration for science fiction. In this compelling and controversial work, Dirk Schulze-Makuch and David Darling boldly argue that extraterrestrial life is actually astrobiological fact, and what’s ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Oneworld Publications
(first published 2010)
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The key here is the authors are talking about ET, not ETI-- the "i" standing for "intelligence." There's life from the galaxy, microorganisms and they ARE here, but it's questionable whether these little things form some sort of group capable of decision-making. But the science fiction possibilities for this situation seem as infinite as the guesses about where these microorganisms came from, how long they've been here or by what means they were transported.
Nov 03, 2016 Bernie rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Excellent summary of previous missions to detect life in the solar system. The book incorporates many of the recent discoveries of life here on earth at the limit of temperature, darkness and pressure extremes, so called extrem0aphiles. The book also makes a good case for the failure of previous Mars missions to detect life in view of the current broader definition of life we have today.