Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What astrobiology says about ‘inevitability of war’

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Abodes - New research has shown that meteor smoke may play a role in the formation of noctilucent clouds on Earth. See article.
g Intelligence - In a pair of Discover magazine articles, biologist E.O. Wilson and science journalist John Horgan take on the question "Is War Inevitable." While they come to opposite conclusions, they bracket the modern answers to this ancient question. Both positions make for fascinating reading, but there is another possibility that one philosopher says comes only by looking at life in its largest, planetary systems context. See article.
g Cosmicus - For many years man has looked up to the sky and wondered: Are We Alone? As Curiosity - the Mars rover - landed safely on the Red Planet, we have high hopes of solving this age-old mystery. But this is not the first time for us as the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has been a fixation since the 1960s. ET picks the landmark missions. See article.

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