By Michael Michaud
This booklet describes a wide selection of speculations by means of many authors in regards to the results for humanity of getting into touch with extraterrestrial intelligence. The assumptions underlying these speculations are tested, and a few conclusions are drawn. The publication emphasizes the implications of touch instead of the quest, and takes account of well known perspectives. As valuable historical past, the publication additionally contains short summaries of the historical past of considering extraterrestrial intelligence, searches for all times and for indications, contrasting paradigms of ways touch could happen, and the anomaly that these paradigms allegedly create.
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