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Alien dreams

32 mins | Aug 9, 2021
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The surprisingly long history of speculation about extraterrestrials. Is there life in space? That idea has been part of our thought for as long as we have been looking skyward, and can easily be traced all the way back to Anaximander, who "was the first to propose that Earth is a body floating in an infinite void, held up by nothing." In this fascinating piece extracted from his book "Extraterrestrials", Wade Roush charts the philosophical evolution of our pursuit of alien life.
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