Thursday, January 28, 2010

Salvation in the Space Age or How does Astrobiology get more Funding?


The concept of salvation and related ideas about the role of intelligent life in the Universe are reviewed, starting with literature from the dawn of the Space Age. We include the Anthropic Principle and the Meduso-anthropic Principle, which is based upon the theory of cosmological natural selection. Recent developments in existential psychology are presented in order to explain these historical developments and to suggest a cultural framework consistent with current knowledge. Acceptance of such a framework is expected to motivate dramatically increased funding for astrobiology and related research fields.

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