Cultural Implications of the Search and Eventual Discovery of a Second Genesis



The question we wish to address in this chapter concerns one of the most rewarding scientific and cultural activities that are possible at present. The frontier of science and humanities is the exciting territory we will discuss in this chapter. The fast development of technology has allowed us to address the issue of a possible “second Genesis” interpreted as the emergence of biological complexity elsewhere in the universe (McKay, 2001).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of DeustoBilbaoSpain
  2. 2.The Abdus Salam ICTPTriesteItaly
  3. 3.Instituto de Estudios Avanzados, IDEACaracasRepública Bolivariana de Venezuela

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