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Are We Alone? by Gregg Easterbrook

Are We Alone?
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Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly

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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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