‘No Conscience of Its Own’: The Need for Global Space Ethics Review
- ArtPlanetary Defense
Global space ethics review offers a method of protecting terrestrial and extraterrestrial interests during human interactions with space and celestial objects. This chapter considers how a robust…
SETI in vivo: testing the we-are-them hypothesis
- Computer ScienceInternational Journal of Astrobiology
The seeded-Earth hypothesis is refresh in light of recent observations, the motivation for inserting a signature is discussed, and it is shown that ‘biological SETI’ involves even weaker assumptions than traditional SETI and admits a well-defined methodological framework.
Astroecology, cosmo-ecology, and the future of life
Experimental astroecology quantifies the amounts of life that can be derived from asteroids in terms of time-integrated biomass, as 10 27 kg-years during the next billion years of the Solar System (a thousand times the 10 24 kg- years to date).
Computational Problems in Modeling Evolution and Inferring Gene Families
A comparative framework to explain the genetic relationships among all the living organisms on earth and its applications to medicine and science is proposed.
Bioethics of Bioastronautics
Η eμφάνιση αναδυόμeνων πρωτοβουλιών στον τομέα του διαστήματος -και δη ιδιωτικών- έχeι αρχίσeι να eπeκτeίνeι τα όρια της διαστημικής βιομηχανίας, χάρη σe τeχνολογικές καινοτομίeς που σύντομα θα…
On the origin of synthetic life: attribution of output to a particular algorithm
The problem of determining origin of samples is presented as a generalized version of Darwin's original problem, showing that the problem is in fact unsolvable, in the general case, if computational resources of considered originator algorithms have not been limited and priors for such algorithms are known to be equal.
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Ethics and the Extraterrestrial Environment
- Environmental Science
ABSTRACT After a brief review of environmental ethics this paper examines how terrestrial environmental values can be developed into policies to protect extraterrestrial environments. Shallow…
Predicting what extra-terrestrials will be like: and preparing for the worst
- PhysicsPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
It is difficult to imagine evolution in alien biospheres operating in any manner other than Darwinian, and it is suggested that terrestrial life is close to the physical and chemical limits of life anywhere.
Ethical considerations for planetary protection in space exploration: a workshop.
The workshop focused on the implications and responsibilities engendered when exploring outer space while avoiding harmful impacts on planetary bodies, and developed a set of recommendations addressing the need for a revised policy framework to address "harmful contamination" beyond biological contamination.
Searching for Extraterrestrial Civilizations
It is argued that planning for a search for extraterrestrial intelligence should involve a minimum number of assumptions and that the galaxy is either essentially empty with respect to technological civilizations or extensively colonized, and a SETI would be unproductive.
Protecting and expanding the richness and diversity of life, an ethic for astrobiology research and space exploration
- PhysicsInternational Journal of Astrobiology
Abstract The ongoing search for life on other worlds and the prospects of eventual human exploration of the Moon and Mars indicate the need for new ethical guidelines to direct our actions as we…
HUMINOIDS ON OTHER PLANETS?
- Physics, GeologyAmerican scientist
It is not at all hopeful that the authors will ever establish communication with living things on other planets, even though there may well be many such on many planets.