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The Surprising History of Claims for Life on the Sun

  title={The Surprising History of Claims for Life on the Sun},
  author={Michael J. Crowe},
  • M. Crowe
  • Published 1 November 2011
  • Physics
Because astronomers are now convinced that it is impossible for life, especially intelligent life, to exist on the Sun and stars, it might be assumed that astronomers have always held this view. This paper shows that throughout most of the history of astronomy, some intellectuals, including a number of well-known astronomers, have advocated the existence of intelligent life on our Sun and thereby on stars. Among the more prominent figures discussed are Nicolas of Cusa, Giordano Bruno, William… 
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