Cosmos & Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context

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Steven J. Dick, Mark Lupisella
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of External Relations, History Division, 2009 - Astronomy - 602 pages
From GPO Bookstore's Website: Authors with diverse backgrounds in science, history, anthropology, and more, consider culture in the context of the cosmos. How does our knowledge of cosmic evolution affect terrestrial culture? Conversely, how does our knowledge of cultural evolution affect our thinking about possible cultures in the cosmos? Are life, mind, and culture of fundamental significance to the grand story of the cosmos that has generated its own self-understanding through science, rational reasoning, and mathematics? Book includes bibliographical references and an index.

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Chapter 1Eric J Chaisson
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Chapter 2Steven J Dick
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Chapter 3Kathryn Denning
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