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Includes bibliographical references (pages 378-449) and index.
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A belief in other minds A new era Searching for intelligence Sending our own signals Probabilities Probabilities : the astronomical factors Probabilities : life Probabilities : intelligence Probabilities : civilization, technology, and science Probabilities : longevity The Drake equation, take two Should we continue the search? Direct contact The UFO controversy The Drake equation, take three Why don't we see them? Reformulating the problem Thinking outside the box SETI and religion The consequences of contact Hopes Fears Dangers Mixed emotions Some assumptions examined Before contact Assumptions : after contact The Drake equation, take four What is missing Some conclusions drawn Paradigm shifts The human role Annex : preparing.
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Print version: Michaud, Michael A. G. Contact with alien civilizations. New York : Springer, c2007