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Life In The Cosmos: Paradox Of Silence And Self-Awareness
As humanity embarks on an age of exploration, the question of whether we are alone in the universe remains unanswered. This comprehensive review reflects on the paradoxical nature of our existence in a seemingly lifeless cosmos, delving into the silence we encounter and the depths of our self-awareness.
We embark on a journey that encompasses the search for life within our solar system, the mysteries of exoplanets, and the absence of technologically detectable life. Traditional definitions of life are challenged, especially in the context of artificial intelligence, as we strive to understand the complexities of existence.
Contemplating our significance and insignificance in the vast cosmos, we grapple with the profound responsibility that accompanies being the only known life forms. Through introspection and contemplation, we capture the essence of our epoch — an era defined by cosmic loneliness yet magnificent self-awareness.
Jonathan H. Jiang, Avery M. Minion, Stuart F. Taylor
Subjects: Popular Physics (physics.pop-ph)
Cite as: arXiv:2307.05507 [physics.pop-ph] (or arXiv:2307.05507v1 [physics.pop-ph] for this version)
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From: Jonathan Jiang
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