Encountering ETI

Aliens in Avatar and the Americas
 
 
Lutterworth Press
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  • erschienen am 26. März 2015
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  • 306 Seiten
 
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Encountering ETI' weaves together scientific knowledge and spiritual faith in a cosmic context. It explores consequences of Contact between terrestrial intelligent life (TI) and extraterrestrial intelligent life (ETI). Humans will face cosmic displacement if there are other complex, technologically advanced intelligent beings in the universe; our economic structures and religious beliefs might need substantial revision. On Earth or in space, humans could encounter benevolent ETI (solicitous of our striving for maturity as a species) or malevolent ETI (seeking our land and goods to benefit themselves, claiming that their "superior civilization" gives them the right) - or meet both types of species. Earth Encounters of the Third Kind described by witnesses (including Native American elders) suggest that both may have arrived already: some have been accused of shutting down US and USSR ICBM missiles to promote peace; others of mutilating cattle or abducting people, perhaps to acquire physiological data on biota for scientific study or for other, unknown purposes. Scifi movies such as Avatar and novels like The Martian Chronicles describe humans as malevolent ETI aliens: we do to others what we fear others will do to us. A shared and evolving spiritual materiality could enable humanity to overcome cosmic displacement, and guide TI and ETI in a common quest for meaning and wellbeing on cosmic common ground.
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  • Cambridge
James Clarke & Co Ltd
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978-0-7188-4390-8 (9780718843908)
0718843908 (0718843908)
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John Hart is Professor of Christian Ethics at Boston University, and often links the far out with the down to Earth when teaching and writing. He has travelled widely, speaking on issues of science, religion, ecology and social justice. His most recent book is 'Cosmic Commons: Spirit, Science, and Space' (2013).
  • Front cover
  • Half Title
  • Title page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Aliens are Coming, the Aliens are Coming!
  • 1. Aliens and other Others: Where Did They Come From?
  • 2. Extraterrestrials: Theirs and Ours: Are We the Others We Don't Want Others to Be?
  • 3. ETI: Roswell, Riverine, and Rendlesham Encounters: We Are Not Alone...?
  • 4. Xenophilia and Xenophobia: Good Alien or Evil Alien from Space?
  • 5. ETI Encounters: State, Academia, Church, and Science: Adversarial and Accommodating Attitudes toward UFO Reports
  • 6. ETI in Avatar and District 9: Aren't We Always the "Good Guys"?
  • 7. Spirit, Science, and Space: Who Are the "True Believers"?
  • Conclusion: We Aliens Are Going! We Aliens Are Coming!
  • Select Bibliography
  • Back cover

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