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Message 1578646 - Posted: 27 Sep 2014, 5:46:40 UTC

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So What Really Goes Down if We Find the Aliens?
If we trip across life that's not of this world, do we blast it or befriend it? What impact would it have on our society?

This was the topic of a two-day symposium held at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress last week. Several dozen researchers -- astronomers, philosophers, theologians, biologists, historians, and other tweed-jacketed specialists -- opined on what might happen should we find we're not alone.

A lot of the discussion, unsurprisingly, was about discovering life that's intelligent. This prompted a symposium leitmotiv that was dished out repeatedly: when thinking about aliens, beware of anthropocentrism. In other words, don't assume that they will be similar to us ethically, culturally, or cognitively.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-shostak/so-what-really-goes-down_b_5889264.html

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Message 1579289 - Posted: 29 Sep 2014, 5:42:10 UTC - in response to Message 1578646.  

Thanks for the heads-up my dear Lynn :)
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Message 1579819 - Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 6:28:59 UTC - in response to Message 1579289.  
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Thanks for the heads-up my dear Lynn :)


Your welcome, my dear friend, Thomas :)
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Message 1580918 - Posted: 2 Oct 2014, 13:13:46 UTC

The circle of SETI@Home's influence is widening. SAH is mentioned here as a partial influence for a non-BOINC related project.

http://lib.giveawayoftheday.com/MJ12node_95017/

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