Life, But Not As We Know It

A biologist, a writer and a philosopher each explore their fascination with the notion of extraterrestrial intelligence and what such a discovery could mean for the future of humanity.

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ESSAY012007071620080811A biologist, a writer and a philosopher each explore their fascination with the notion of extraterrestrial intelligence and what such a discovery could mean for the future of humanity.Biologist Jack Cohen on why the discovery of aliens would change our view of biology, evolution and organised religion.
ESSAY0220070718Writer Andrew Crumey delves into our literary past to discover a fascination with alien life dating back to the middle ages and beyond.
ESSAY03 LAST2007071920080813Philosopher Nick Bostrom explains why he believes that the discovery of aliens would be a disaster for the future of humanity and lead to the end of civilisation as we know it.