Extraterrestrial Book, new title of the collection "What do we know about ...? Of the CSIC


The current scientific consensus considers the phenomenon of life as a
necessary consequence of the chemical evolution of the universe. This
hypothesis can be inferred a conclusion as obvious as disturbing:
the way of life that we know and to which we belong can not be
unique in the cosmos. So science allows us - almost it would be said: demands-
believe in extraterrestrials. But that same science that gives us the
alternative to believe stops the enthusiasm: even if they are there, how
access them if the distances are unapproachable, even for the
speed of light? In this book, besides explaining issues
seminal as what is life, how it arose on the planet Earth and if the
there are or have been in other places in the cosmos, the new ones are described
challenges of space exploration, the incessant discovery of
extrasolar planets and the attempts-halfway between the scientific
and the fictional- to make contact with external intelligences through
of sending or receiving messages. Also, since in the cinema and
literature extraterrestrials abound, and in what way, the
importance of this phenomenon in popular culture, where it can be said
-here, yes- that are an unquestionable reality.


Fuente: UCC-CAB


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