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Second meeting of the UK SETI Research Network

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Second meeting of the UK SETI Research Network

The second meeting of the UK SETI Research Network will be held at Birkbeck College in London on September 11–12th.  The workshop aims to bring together SETI academics for discussions to and further the aim of promoting SETI work in UK academia. It is open to all UK-based academics and members of learned societies active in SETI research, and to those who have published SETI papers in academic journals. Those attending are invited to present papers. Full details...

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‘The Eerie Silence: Are We Alone in the Universe?’ by Paul Davies

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in Book reviews | 0 comments

This book has been written to mark the 50th anniversary of SETI, and gives the author’s personal thoughts on why no alien signals have yet been detected despite the ever increasing sensitivity of the search. It is intended for a popular audience, and as such doesn’t provide much new information that anyone familiar with the SETI literature won’t already know. Nevertheless, it is a thought-provoking book, and I am glad that I read it. Its main strength is a plea for a more broad-minded, less anthropocentric, approach to SETI. Davies believes, and I agree with him, that much of the current...

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