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Science, religion, and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence / David Wilkinson.

Author/creator Wilkinson, David, Rev. Dr. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Descriptionxi, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Abstract If the discovery of life elsewhere in the universe is just around the corner, what would be the consequences for religion? Would it represent another major conflict between science and religion, even leading to the death of faith? Some would suggest that the discovery of any suggestion of extraterrestrial life would have a greater impact than even the Copernican and Darwinian revolutions. It is now over 50 years since the first modern scientific papers were published on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Yet the religious implications of this search and possible discovery have never been systematically addressed in the scientific or theological arena. SETI is now entering its most important era of scientific development. New observation techniques are leading to the discovery of extra-solar planets daily, and the Kepler mission has already collected over 1000 planetary candidates. This deluge of data is transforming the scientific and popular view of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Earth-like planets outside of our solar system can now be identified and searched for signs of life --Back cover.
General noteNew foreword in 2017 edition.
General noteOriginally published: 2013.
General noteFormerly CIP.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN9780198797685 (pbk.)

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