A la recherche d'intelligence extraterrestre
It is called SETI, "Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence", in French "search for extraterrestrial intelligence". Far from being a utopian hunt for little green men, this field of research mobilizes hundreds of researchers around the world, under the aegis of structures or organizations such as the SETI Institute, METI International (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence), or the French Society of Exobiology.
Born under the impulse of a founding article in 1959 and star wiretapping projects, SETI questions the existence of other worlds, a concern that has haunted humanity since ancient times. How has this science progressed in sixty years? What were the pioneers and the main steps? How do we approach the search for other civilizations in the galaxy today? And how do you try to communicate with them?
This book offers the reader a historical overview of these questions and gives us an unprecedented inventory of this extraordinary research with fascinating philosophical issues.
Authors : Florence Raulin Cerceau, Dodji Cyrille Olou