2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Interesting and educational, but flawed by opinion.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Are We Alone?: Philosophical Implications Of The Discovery Of Extraterrestrial Life (Paperback)
This is an insightful and thought provoking book that is somewhat unclear of what it wants to be. A more appropriate sub-title for the book would have been; "Philosophical Implications of the Existence of Extraterrestrial Life." The greatest flaw of the entire book is that early on the author points out theories such as, "That which is possible in nature tends to become realized." and "In an infinite universe anything that can happen will happen, and happen infinitely often." The author then goes on to state his opinion a number of times that aliens could never traverse the great distances between stars so he will only discuss the implications of contact with aliens via radio communications. Apparently the last quote also applies to the human ability to underestimate science, intelligence and human (alien) will. I would have been willing to give a higher rating if the author had not made such an erroneous statement.
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