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Oct 2011

Why Astrobiology? (ctd)

POSTED BY: ARIELANBAR
 
We’ve seen two posts addressing the question “why study astrobiology?”, here and here. My take is very simple. There are three basic questions that any community of self-aware beings will eventually ask themselves, for reasons both practical and profound: How did we get here? Where are we headed? Are we alone? The most direct way to answer these questions is exploration. To our ancestors, this meant exploring the next valley or the lands across the seas. To us, it means....
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20
Oct 2011

in response to “Why Astrobiology”

POSTED BY: JULIA DEMARINES
 
Shawn here: the following is a comment made by Julia DeMarines on Dimitra’s post on “Why Astrobiology.” Betül asked Julia to re-post is as a “PaleBlue.you” entry… beating me to the punch, as I was going to ask her to do the same thing. Anyways, here’s one good, enthusiastic take on “why astrobiology.” ————————— Betül Arslan (a friend, colleague and Pale Blue Blogger) has requested that I re-post my response to Dimitra Atri’s post earlier this week. Because I think she is....
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