The Uncertain Alien

  • Alexander Ollongren
Chapter

Abstract

An unusual platform in the field of interstellar communication with unknown extraterrestrial alien cultures is introduced. It is concerned with the concept of uncertainty and ways to deal with it in Lingua Cosmica. We use in the present chapter the basic supposition that ETI cultures are familiar with the concept of truth, but are not necessarily aware of falsity. What happens if uncertainty prevails?

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Reference

  1. Thanks are due to my former Ph.D. student Gertjan Kamsteeg, for suggesting the original form of this question many years ago.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Ollongren
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  1. 1.Advanced Computer ScienceLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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