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Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

David Wilkinson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680207
eISBN:
9780191760167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680207.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

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 ... More


Speculating about a Plurality of Worlds: The Historical Context of Science, Religion, and SETI

David Wilkinson

in Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680207
eISBN:
9780191760167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680207.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter argues that SETI is not a recent phenomenon of the last fifty years, but rather that speculation about a plurality of worlds dates back over many centuries, From the Greek atomists ... More


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