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By P. Ulmschneider

This e-book addresses all scientists and others attracted to the origins, improvement and destiny of clever species within the observable a part of our universe. particularly, the writer scrutinizes what sort of information regarding extraterrestrial clever lifestyles may be inferred from our personal organic, cultural and medical evolution and the most likely way forward for mankind. the 1st a part of the e-book offers the required history info from house and lifestyles sciences, therefore making the publication additionally obtainable to scholars and the scientifically knowledgeable public.

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6. nine difficulties of lifestyles on Land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. 10 the nice K/T Boundary occasion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. eleven The Tertiary and the Evolution of Mammals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. 12 Primate Evolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. thirteen DNA Hybridization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. 14 mind Evolution and power Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. 15 Stone software tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. sixteen nutrition and Social existence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. 17 The good judgment of the Human physique Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. 18 Evolution, likelihood, and data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. 19 Cultural Evolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and five one zero five 107 108 one hundred ten 111 112 114 the quest for Extraterrestrial existence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. 1 existence within the sun approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. 2 Europa’s Ocean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. three lifestyles on Mars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. three. 1 Early Searches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. three. 2 The Viking Experiments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. three. three Mars Meteorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. four The Early surroundings of Mars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. five destiny Mars Missions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. 6 existence outdoors the sunlight approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. 7 UFOs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 149 one hundred fifty 152 153 154 156 159 161 162 164 116 119 122 127 127 one hundred thirty five 137 139 141 142 a hundred forty five 148 half III Intelligence eight the way forward for Mankind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. 1 Predicting Mankind’s destiny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. 2 cost of the sun approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. 2. 1 the distance Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. 2. 2 Moon and Mars initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. 2. three Asteroids and Meteorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. 2. four area commute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 169 one hundred seventy 171 172 a hundred seventy five 179 X Contents eight. three eight. four eight. five eight. 6 eight. 7 eight. eight eight. nine nine eight. 2. five Near-Earth Asteroids and the Mining of the sun method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. 2. 6 house Habitats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. 2. 7 Cultural influence of house Colonization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interstellar go back and forth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . learning the organic global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. four. 1 developing lifestyles within the Laboratory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. four. 2 The interpreting of the Human Genome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. four. three knowing Intelligence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Androids and Miniaturization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . attached Societies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . worry of the longer term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the hazards for Mankind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. eight. 1 Bacterial or Viral an infection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. eight. 2 Episodes of maximum Volcanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. eight. three Irreversible Glaciation and the Runaway Greenhouse Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. eight. four Comet or Asteroid influence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. eight. five Supernova Explosions and Gamma Ray Bursts . . . . . . . eight. eight. 6 Irreversible Environmental harm .

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