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  • Title: The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence
  • Author: Paul Davies
  • ISBN: 9780547133249
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence By Paul Davies 50 years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence SETI But after a half century of scanning the skies, astronomers have little to report but an eerie silence e50 years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence SETI But after a half century of scanning the skies, astronomers have little to report but an eerie silence eerie because many scientists are convinced that the universe is teeming with life The problem, argues the leading physicist astrobiologist Paul Davies, is that we ve been looking in the wrong place, at the wrong time in the wrong way Davies should know For than three decades, he s been closely involved with SETI now chairs its Post Detection Taskgroup, charged with deciding what to do if we re confronted with evidence of alien intelligence In this extraordinary book, he shows how SETI has lost its edge offers a new exciting road map for the future Davies believes our search so far has been overly anthropocentric we tend to assume an alien species will look, think behave like us He argues that we need to be far expansive in our efforts, in this book he completely redefines the search, challenging existing ideas of what form an alien intelligence might take, how it might try to communicate with us how we should respond if it does A provocative mind expanding journey, The Eerie Silence will thrill fans of science science fiction alike.
    Paul Davies
    Paul Charles William Davies AM is a British born physicist, writer and broadcaster, currently a professor at Arizona State University as well as the Director of BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science He has held previous academic appointments at the University of Cambridge, University of London, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, University of Adelaide and Macquarie University His research interests are in the fields of cosmology, quantum field theory, and astrobiology He has proposed that a one way trip to Mars could be a viable option.In 2005, he took up the chair of the SETI Post Detection Science and Technology Taskgroup of the International Academy of Astronautics.

    The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence By Paul Davies

    Commentaires:

    Paul Bryant
    Are we alone in the great big fat universe It s presented as if it s a real lonesome thing Just us nine billion, no one to talk to but each other And true, when you put it like that who would want to spend their life with no one except human beings You d have to be a psycho Human beings Eww Give em a planet and what do they do with it Only thing they re good at is making human beings But anyway I don t get why people cudgel their brains about this question are we alone in the universe Here are [...]

    Nikki
    Paul Davies does a really good job here of illustrating the issues of SETI s lack of success, and Fermi s Paradox He goes into the science and philosophy of it in depth, explaining all the terms and generally making it crystal clear What amazes me is that he s still somewhat optimistic about finding intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, given all the things he says in this book I m now almost completely sure that even if intelligent life has arisen elsewhere and that s still a big if that [...]

    Daavid (דוד)
    This was a good book on how and why we need to think out of the box while keeping the search ongoing for ETs Extra Terrestrials Paul Davies does a good job of mentioning the various ways in which we can do this, or what to look out for, where do we as intelligent beings need to think anew, and stay away from anthropomorphism and our mindsets based upon the past and present dogmas.A pretty delightful read for people who always have questions and thoughts regarding the possibilities of intelligent [...]

    Ganesh Sanal
    There are but very few instances where you pick a gem that many mistook for just a dusty rock How could this book be so unpopular Maybe thats the most compelling evidence for the eerie silence The intellectual orgasm was quite similar to that from the movie Interstellar Its like a thousand classic science fictions distilled to just over 200 pages The shadow biosphere, the great filter, neutrino beacons, nanoprobes Oh baby, it s Christmas And it reaches its pinnacle when Paul convinces you almost [...]

    Holly
    I can t imagine there is anyone else in the world this world who knows about this subject than Paul Davies A fascinating and comprehensive survey of what the eerie silence might or might not mean E.g either we haven t looked in the right places ways or they have already been here and left their presence in our DNA or viruses or there is very bad news in store for the future of our species Cool book.

    Stan James
    Paul Davies, the chair of SETI s Post Detection Science and Technology Taskgroup, wrote The Eerie Silence in 2010, a short time after the Kepler space telescope launched Back then a handful of exoplanets planets outside our solar system had been discovered Since then Kepler alone has confirmed over 2,300 exoplanets and estimates for the observable universe go as high as 5.3 trillion.That s a lot of planets.And yet seven years later, the eerie silence Davies wrote about persists You might think t [...]

    Jon Norimann
    The eerie silence is mostly a primer in the the search for extraterrestrial intelligence SETI focused around the US program formerly run by NASA In addition Davies, who is part of that program, adds a fair amount of his own opinions and ideas on why and how this search should be done.In total its become a nice easily read book mostly for those already interested in the search.

    Tom
    As intimately involved with the SETI project as Paul Davies is, you might well imagine this book to be a cheerleading campaign for the program in general Well not so much He is unexpectedly candid about the many shortcomings he sees in how the search is currently being conducted By succinctly explaining just how narrow the search parameters are and how limited the scope, Davies shows that it is hardly surprising that 50 years of listening to the stars has yet to yield any positive result Upon th [...]

    John Wenning
    This is a fantastic book for anybody interested in the SETI project and Fermi s Paradox The biggest take home point I got out of reading this book is the question of what side of the Great Filter we are on read the wiki article on the Great Filter for further info and what profound implications it has whether the filter is already behind us or if the filter is in our future If the filter is behind us and the rare earth hypothesis is correct, the future looks bright for our descendants and the po [...]

    VijayaRaghavan S N
    One of those books which serves justice to the title The Eerie Silence.I was someone like the author s grandmother, who asked, why spend so much time, effort and money on such endeavors But this book gave me reasons after reasons why I was being naive It made gave me an insight into the endless possibilities related to ET life and it s discovery.Now, I can t take a step forward without looking at my surrounding for signs of ET life After being done with the book, my curiosity is now at an altoge [...]

    Terry Tsurigi
    This was a fascinating, thought provoking, and entertaining book I ve thoroughly enjoyed every Paul Davies book I ve read I like the way he pursues highly speculative topics but still maintains a reassuringly rational, critical, and intelligent point of view I had previously considered the search for extraterrestrial intelligence to be an exhausted and cliched subject, but I learned so many new things from this book For example, the possibility of a shadow biosphere life that originated separate [...]

    Nick
    Hey guys, guess what If the fact that we ve never detected extraterrestrial intelligence is indicative of the non existence of such , there are two possibilities 1 The development of intelligent life is exceptionally rare even in the vastness of the cosmos, and it was extraordinally unlikely that the human race would ever have come into being The fact that we exist is a minor miracle 2 The development of intelligent life happens all the time It just doesn t survive long enough to make contact wi [...]

    Tracy Black
    I enjoyed this one Davies covered many points of veiw on how likely it is that other life is out there, and what it could be like Some of it was very speculative and imaginative.

    Bioteo
    La domanda Siamo soli nell universo forse quella pi importante e profonda che possiamo porci Il programma SETI da pi di cinquant anni sonda l universo con i radiotelescopi al fine di captare segnali inviati da civilt extraterrestri intelligenti Ma cos scontato che esistano nell universo civilt tecnicamente avanzate La vita nell universo diffusa oppure la Terra l unico pianeta ad ospitarla Nel momento in cui la vita compare in un pianeta lontano inevitabile un processo evolutivo che porti ad un a [...]

    Ulises
    Are we alone in the universe I think that this book was pretty good and interesting because at first they did not pay attention into the silence and signals that they were receiving until one person received a strong boom of radio signals, it changed everything about if we are we alone in the universe SETI has jut been looking at the wrong place at the wrong time Davies has been closely involved with SETI for three decades, and chairs the SETI Post Detection Task group, charged with deciding wha [...]

    Scott Kardel
    I enjoyed Paul Davies look at the SETI program and its implications The Eerie Silence takes the reader into not only the nuts and bolts of the search for life out there, but also into the implications of what it would mean if extraterrestrial life was or wasn t found While it is seven years old it isn t as dated as some of the other books I have recently read on the topic

    Ludi Nel
    Wow what a great book I can highly recommend this to anybody with an interest in astronomy and the scientific search for extra terrestrial life The massive challenges associated with this is truly interesting A honest critical look at the possible success from a scientific perspective from someone within SETI.

    Alex Johnson
    I was always of the mindset that with such a vast galaxy universe that it was completely arrogant for us to think we were the only intelligent life there is Sadly, this book made me question that viewpoint Very well written and thought provoking.

    Bjorn
    In 2010, the SETI Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence initiative celebrated its 50th anniversary And so physicist cosmologist astrobiologist Paul Davies was asked to write something Rather than just write a simple back patting congratulation, he decided to try and write about the whole concept Why are we looking for signs of alien intelligence, how are we looking for it, how likely is it to exist, how likely are we to find it or they to find us , what would we be likely to find, how would [...]

    Robert Fletcher
    The Eerie Silence is an excellent primer on astrobiology and SETI.

    Eric Layton
    Interesting.The author suggests some intriguing ideas regarding alien life intelligence.

    Dalibor
    Proch z d vody, pro jsme nejsp e zat m nezaznamenali dn mimozemsk sign l.

    Raúl Pérez
    Adem s de una breve historia de SETI, a 50 a os de su fundaci n, Davies aborda t picos tan interesantes como la idea de una biosfera en la sombra las enormes implicaciones de un segundo tipo de vida en la misma Tierra que no corresponda a los reinos conocidos arqueas, bacterias y eucariotas , como parte del argumento de un principio universal sobre el incremento de la organizaci n y la complejidad, que derive en la vida.Ameno, interesante, incluso po tico la b squeda de vida en el espacio es tam [...]

    Ragnar Gudmundsson
    One of my favourite books A logical approach and a robust analysis of this facinating subject.

    Sandeep
    Was an interesting read and the whole idea of SETI and search for alien species was well introduced and discussed Will be looking for books from Paul Davies.

    John Gribbin
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first serious scientific attempt to detect signals from an alien civilization, using a radio telescope at Green Bank, in West Virginia The title of Paul Davies homage to all the effort that has succeeded this pioneering work derives from the fact that nothing has yet been heard from out there at least, nothing that can be interpreted as a sign of an intelligent technological civilization But the silence is only eerie, as Davies makes clear, if there ar [...]

    Dan Falk
    It s been than 50 years since human beings began to search for other intelligent civilizations in the universe and all we ve heard so far, as the title of Paul Davies latest book captures succinctly, is an eerie silence The first effort was a modest one Back in 1960, a young astronomer named Frank Drake aimed a radio telescope at a nearby, sun like star known as Tau Ceti He reasoned that if an alien civilization had developed a technology roughly similar to our own, it would be sending radio wa [...]

    Max De Faveri
    Ottimo volume divulgativo, preciso e scorrevole Davies analizza con perfetta chiarezza i presupposti del progetto SETI, discorrendo con intelligenza dei vari scenari in materia di ricerca di vita nel cosmo.

    Jon-Erik
    Informative, but almost as if he s trying to hard to be skeptical It seems like maybe he s putting his thumb on the scale of we are alone That s fine, but it s in the manner of philosophy than science, and the man is a scientist As with many books about SETI, there is no clear delineation for the lay reader for when we transcend established science and facts and go into bleeding edge hypotheses, or just into speculation Fermi s Paradox, for example, is not a scientific theory It is an argument [...]

    Sagnik Nath
    The very best thing that can be said about Eerie Silence is how it dexterously manages to hook even a casual visitor to a book store with the very first chapter I am myself sort of a very selective reader who can engorge tomes in a matter of two three days if the content is thoroughly fascinating enough , yet struggle to finish a generic 300 page crime fiction novel as a result of growing too weary of plot or writing style ES,on its part, bears pretty much the hallmarks of a good general science [...]

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