Are We Alone?
by Gregg Easterbrook
Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly 1988
Scanning the universe to see if we have company has fallen out of favor among many scientists, but the true believers who continue to search raise diverting questions -- like why planets form where they do, and how life began, and where we might end up.
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