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Cosmic ApprenticeDispatches from the Edges of Science$
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Dorion Sagan

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816681358

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816681358.001.0001

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Of Whales and Aliens

Of Whales and Aliens

The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

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(p.78) Chapter 7 Of Whales and Aliens
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Cosmic Apprentice
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Dorion Sagan

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681358.003.0008

Culturally SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, is a quest for religion in a secular age; this critical autobiographical essay contrasts that epic, and so far unsuccessful effort, with that of untangling the alien intelligence of life forms at home here on Earth.

Keywords:   science, philosophy, Bataille, Whitehead, Derrida, Margulis, biopolitics, psychedelics, thermodynamics

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