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Predicting what extra-terrestrials will be like: and preparing for the worst

Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences

Feb 13, 2011

Simon Conway Morris

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It is difficult to imagine evolution in alien biospheres operating in any manner other than Darwinian. Yet, it is also widely assumed that alien life-forms will be just that: strange, un-nerving and probably repulsive. There are two reasons for this view. First, it is assumed that the r...read more

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Extraterrestrial Life
Space (Astronomy)
Future
Extinction, Species
Biological Evolution
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Predicting what extra-terrestrials will be like: and preparing for the worst

Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences

Feb 13, 2011

Simon Conway Morris

PMID: 21220280

DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2010.0276

Abstract

It is difficult to imagine evolution in alien biospheres operating in any manner other than Darwinian. Yet, it is also widely assumed that alien life-forms will be just that: strange, un-nerving and probably repulsive. There are two reasons for this view. First, it is assumed that the r...read more

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Extraterrestrial Life
Space (Astronomy)
Future
Extinction, Species
Biological Evolution
2
2
82
Paper Details
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  • References61
  • Citations1
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