E.T. Talk - How Will We Communicate with Intelligent Life on Other Worlds?

E.T. Talk - How Will We Communicate with Intelligent Life on Other Worlds?

 

 

 

von: Fernando J. Ballesteros

Springer-Verlag, 2010

ISBN: 9781441960894

Sprache: Englisch

212 Seiten, Download: 11015 KB

 
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E.T. Talk - How Will We Communicate with Intelligent Life on Other Worlds?



  Copyright 5  
  Acknowledgements 8  
  Foreword 10  
  Preface 12  
  Contents 18  
  About the Author 20  
  1. A Place for Life 23  
     A “Normal” Solar System 24  
     Other Worlds, But Far Away 27  
     The Oldest Signs of Life 31  
  2. The Miracle of Life 37  
     A Polymer in the Chimney 42  
     A Peculiar World? 44  
  3. Life in the Solar System? 51  
     Mars, A Watery Past 56  
     Martians! 63  
     Life in the Universe 67  
  4. The Search Starts 72  
     The First Efforts 72  
     The Ozma Project 75  
     Pulsing Signals 78  
  5. Where to Look 82  
     Traveling Photons 82  
     The Waterhole 83  
     A Question of Sensitivity 85  
     A Morse Code for Stars 87  
  6. Searching Strategies 91  
     Signals in the Sky 91  
     Wow! 94  
     NASA’s SETI Program 97  
     The Revival of a Project: Phoenix 99  
     SETI@home 101  
     The Present and Future of SETI 104  
     OSETI 105  
     New Radio Observatories 107  
  7. Different Languages 111  
     Human Language 111  
     When Did We Start to Speak? 116  
     Vervet Communications 124  
     Our Cousins the Apes 126  
     The Amazing Cephalopods 129  
     The Dolphins 132  
  8. Different World Views 138  
     A World of Colors 139  
     A World of Shapes 141  
     Different Representations 144  
  9. How Do We Know If There’sa Message? 147  
     Unintelligible Signals 147  
     The Mysterious Manuscript 148  
     Zipf’s Law 149  
     Order and Disorder 152  
     A Message in a Bottle 154  
     A Cry to the Stars 159  
  10. Searching for a CommonLanguage 167  
     The Universal Language of Music 167  
        Musical Messages 167  
     Music, a Universal Phenomenon? 171  
     The Meaning of Music 175  
     Music and Language 178  
     What Might We Have in Common with E.T.? 182  
     Mathematician Animals 183  
     Mathematics and Darwin 186  
     A Cosmic Language 188  
  11. Is Anybody Out There? 195  
     Fermi’s Paradox 195  
     Some Solutions 198  
  Appendix 211  
     Appendix A: Drake’s Equation 211  
     Appendix B: A Shape for the Intelligence 212  
     Appendix C: The Dimensions of Life 216  
     Appendix D: Bibliography 219  

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