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Do Aliens Have Inalienable Rights?

What ET teaches us about our moral obligations.

Listening for Extraterrestrial Blah Blah

At the cosmic dinner party, intelligence is the loudest thing in the room.

The Romantic Venus We Never Knew

Venus used to be as fit for life as Earth.

Is Physical Law an Alien Intelligence?

Alien life could be so advanced it becomes indistinguishable from physics.

Why Alien Life Will Be Robotic

If life off Earth exists it has probably transitioned to machine intelligence.

Is Life Special Just Because It’s Rare?

Vitalism in the age of modern science.

Life Beyond the Pale Blue Dot

Our own oasis of life in the cosmos is blue, but will others be?

Why Discovering Martians Could Be Disappointing

There are two kinds of extraterrestrial life with very different implications.

Can You Ever Really Know an Extraterrestrial?

Knowledge about aliens might be as dangerous as the aliens themselves.