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A Multidimensional Impact Model for the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life

Vidal, Clément


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{
  "publisher": "Cambridge University Press", 
  "DOI": "10.1017/CBO9781316272480.006", 
  "ISBN": "9781107109988", 
  "container_title": "The Impact of Discovering Life beyond Earth", 
  "title": "A Multidimensional Impact Model for the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2016, 
        1, 
        1
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p><strong>Abstract:</strong> I first argue that the extraterrestrials we will find will not communicate, for the simple reason that they would likely be either immensely inferior or immensely superior to us. Then, I argue that the discovery of extraterrestrials will be slow, like other previous major scientific discoveries. I introduce a multidimensional model to assess and to prepare the impact of discovering extraterrestrial life. Twenty-six dimensions are introduced, illustrated with spider diagrams, which cover both what extraterrestrial might look like, and how humans may react.</p>\n\n<p><strong>Keywords</strong>: Astrobiology, extraterrestrial life, SETI, impact of discovery, slow discovery, Rio scale, worldview, spider diagram.</p>\n\n<p>&nbsp;</p>", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Vidal, Cl\u00e9ment"
    }
  ], 
  "page": "55-75", 
  "note": "Vidal, C. 2015. \"A Multidimensional Impact Model for the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life.\" In The Impact of Discovering Life Beyond Earth, edited by Steven J. Dick, 55\u201375. 10.1017/CBO9781316272480.006. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.", 
  "publisher_place": "Cambridge", 
  "type": "chapter", 
  "id": "1286707"
}
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