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A Multidimensional Impact Model for the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life

Vidal, Clément


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    <title>A Multidimensional Impact Model for the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life</title>
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  <publicationYear>2016</publicationYear>
  <subjects>
    <subject>Astrobiology</subject>
    <subject>extraterrestrial life</subject>
    <subject>SETI</subject>
    <subject>impact of discovery</subject>
    <subject>slow discovery</subject>
    <subject>Rio scale</subject>
    <subject>worldview</subject>
    <subject>spider diagram</subject>
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    <date dateType="Issued">2016-01-01</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Abstract:&lt;/strong&gt; 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.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Keywords&lt;/strong&gt;: Astrobiology, extraterrestrial life, SETI, impact of discovery, slow discovery, Rio scale, worldview, spider diagram.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;</description>
    <description descriptionType="Other">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, 55–75. 10.1017/CBO9781316272480.006. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.</description>
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