Astrobiology

ASTROBIOLOGY This unique book advances the frontier discussion of a wide spectrum of astrobiological issues on scientific advances, space ethics, social impact, religious meaning, and public policy formulation.

Astrobiology

Astrobiology

ASTROBIOLOGY This unique book advances the frontier discussion of a wide spectrum of astrobiological issues on scientific advances, space ethics, social impact, religious meaning, and public policy formulation. Astrobiology is an exploding discipline in which not only the natural sciences, but also the social sciences and humanities converge. Astrobiology: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy is a multidisciplinary book that presents different perspectives and points of view by its contributing specialists. Epistemological, moral and political issues arising from astrobiology, convey the complexity of challenges posed by the search for life elsewhere in the universe. We ask: if a convoy of colonists from Earth make the trip to Mars, should their genomes be edited to adapt to the Red Planet’s environment? If scientists discover a biosphere with microbial life within our solar system, will it possess intrinsic value or merely utilitarian value? If astronomers discover an intelligent civilization on an exoplanet elsewhere in the Milky Way, what would be humanity’s moral responsibility: to protect Earth from an existential threat? To treat other intelligences with dignity? To exploit through interstellar commerce? To conquer? Audience The book will attract readers from a wide range of interests including astronomers, astrobiologists, chemists, biologists, space engineers, ethicists, theologians and philosophers.

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Astrobiology
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Octavio A. Chon Torres, Ted Peters, Joseph Seckbach, Richard Gordon
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-22 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ASTROBIOLOGY This unique book advances the frontier discussion of a wide spectrum of astrobiological issues on scientific advances, space ethics, social impact, religious meaning, and public policy formulation. Astrobiology is an exploding discipline in which not only the natural sciences, but also the social sciences and humanities converge. Astrobiology: Science,
Astrobiology
Language: en
Pages: 420
Authors: Octavio A. Chon Torres, Ted Peters, Joseph Seckbach, Richard Gordon
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-02 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Astrobiology is an exploding discipline in which not only the natural sciences, but also the social sciences and humanities converge. Astrobiology: Science, Ethics and Public Policy is a multidisciplinary book that presents different perspectives and points of view by its contributing specialists. Epistemological, moral and political issues arising from astrobiology,
Astrobiology, Discovery, and Societal Impact
Language: en
Pages: 406
Authors: Steven J. Dick
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-03 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Examines humanistic aspects of astrobiology, exploring approaches, critical issues, and implications of the discovery of extraterrestrial life.
Encountering Life in the Universe
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Chris Impey, Anna H. Spitz, William Stoeger
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-25 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Are we alone in the universe? Are the planets our playground to treat as we will, or do we have a responsibility to other creatures who may inhabit or use them? Do we have a right to dump trash in space or leave vehicles on Mars or the moon? How
Space Ethics
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Brian Patrick Green
Categories: Astronautics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

An introduction to the basic issues of space ethics: the technology, the impact on society, and the frontiers of thinking about space exploration from theory to practice.

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