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Cosmic Commons: Spirit, Science, and Space

John Hart

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ISBN 10: 1610973186 / ISBN 13: 9781610973182
Verlag: Cascade Books, 2013
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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Cosmic Commons explores terrestrial-extraterrestrial intelligent life Contact. It uses a thought experiment to consider the ecological-economic-ethical-ecclesial impacts of Contact, analyzing incidents around the world described by credible witnesses (two of whom are interviewed for the book), including Roswell and the Hudson River Valley. It discusses government and academic efforts to use ridicule and coercion to suppress Contact investigations, supports a scientific method to research ETI reports in a field that should excite scientists, and calls on academics to publicly disclose their Contact experiences. It traces Earth ecological and economic injustices to the European Enlightenment and the Discovery Doctrine by which European nations rationalized invasion of distant continents, genocide, and seizure of the territories and natural goods of native peoples. It advocates a change in humans' Earth conduct to avoid replicating in space the policies and practices that wrought economic injustice and ecological devastation on Earth, provides an innovative cosmosociological praxis ethics theory and practice toward that end, and develops a Cosmic Charter, based on UN documents, to guide humankind in space and in ETI encounters. Permeated by a profound sense of the sacred, Cosmic Commons explores a positive relationship between religion and science as humankind ventures into space. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_1610973186

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Cosmic Commons explores terrestrial-extraterrestrial intelligent life Contact. It uses a thought experiment to consider the ecological-economic-ethical-ecclesial impacts of Contact, analyzing incidents around the world described by credible witnesses (two of whom are interviewed for the book), including Roswell and the Hudson River Valley. It discusses government and academic efforts to use ridicule and coercion to suppress Contact investigations, supports a scientific method to research ETI reports in a field that should excite scientists, and calls on academics to publicly disclose their Contact experiences. It traces Earth ecological and economic injustices to the European Enlightenment and the Discovery Doctrine by which European nations rationalized invasion of distant continents, genocide, and seizure of the territories and natural goods of native peoples. It advocates a change in humans' Earth conduct to avoid replicating in space the policies and practices that wrought economic injustice and ecological devastation on Earth, provides an innovative cosmosociological praxis ethics theory and practice toward that end, and develops a Cosmic Charter, based on UN documents, to guide humankind in space and in ETI encounters. Permeated by a profound sense of the sacred, Cosmic Commons explores a positive relationship between religion and science as humankind ventures into space.

Inhaltsangabe: Cosmic Commons explores the ecological, economic, ethical, and ecclesial implications of terrestrial-extraterrestrial intelligent life Contact. It includes data from the author's interview with Col. Jesse Marcel, Jr., MD, whose father, Maj. Jesse Marcel, Sr. showed Roswell debris to his wife and ten year old son. It suggests an innovative cosmosocioecological ethics to guide human conduct in space. Endorsements received to date: Francisco J. Ayala, UC-Irvine, recipient of the National Medal of Science and the Templeton Prize; Elie Wiesel, University Professor, Boston University, 1986 Nobel Peace Laureate, author of Night; William Shea, Galileo Chair of History of Science, University of Padua, Italy (where Galileo taught for eighteen years); John Hedley Brooke, Emeritus Professor of Science and Religion, Oxford University; John Haught, Distinguished Research Professor of Theology, Georgetown University.; Christine Gudorf, Prof. of Rel. Studies, Florida International University, Past President of the Society of Christian Ethics; George "Tink" Tinker, Osage Nation, Professor of American Indian Cultures and Traditions, Illiff School of Theology; and Thomas Shannon, Emeritus Professor of Religion and Social Ethics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA.

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Titel: Cosmic Commons: Spirit, Science, and Space

Verlag: Cascade Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

Einband: Soft cover

Zustand: Used

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