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Aliens: The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life | Jim Al-Khalili
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In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to E.T. (extraterrestrials); A.I. (artificial intelligence); and SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence). The debate has intensified over whether life exists outside our solar system, what that life would look like, and whether well ever make contact. Included here are essays from a broad spectrum of the scientific community: cosmologists, astrophysicists, NASA planetary scientists, and geneticists, to name just a few, discussing the latest research and theories relating to alien life. Some of the topics include: If life exists somewhere in space, what are the odds that it evolves into something we would recognize as intelligent? What will space travel look like in the future, and will it all be done by cyborg technology? How long until we are ruled by robot overlords? (This is actually a serious consideration.) Are we simply a simulation in the mind of some supreme being, acting out a virtual reality game? For those who have ever wondered, Is there anybody out there? here are the latest theories and evidence that move us closer to answering that question.
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TheNeverendingTBR
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Mehso-so

Some interesting theories discussed in this book it occasionally gets a little bit technical though.

There's bits that have been repeated hundreds of times in similar books such as abduction stories, so there was nothing new for me there.

I'm glad I read it though because there was still an interesting mix of essays and topics.

JenReadsAlot Do I spy an adorable pug?! 6mo
SRWCF @JenReadsAlot First thing I noticed, too! Forget the book, tell me more about that dog. 6mo
Leftcoastzen Pug love! 6mo
UwannaPublishme 🐶❤️ 6mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Sleepswithbooks
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Catching up on American Horror Story 📺

#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter #AHS #Aliens #HowIlookwithoutcoffee 👽

BarkingMadRead Ohhhhhh I am a couple behind! I need to catch up as well 13mo
Sleepswithbooks @BarkingMadRun I think this was my last episode for the season… I‘m bored with this one ☹️ 13mo
BarkingMadRead Oh no!! 13mo
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AsYouWish
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“Once I take you, you are mine. My woman. No other man can have you.”
― Gena Showalter, Awaken Me Darkly

What did you think of the book or books you read this month?

Favorite Alien YouTube video

#ParanormalLoveCrew #PLC

Bookworm54 I liked Obsidian, but I won‘t be reading the rest! I found a lot of this months prompts quite hard as I am not very into aliens as a whole haha but it was an okay read. I would definitely try others :) 2y
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AsYouWish
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“Holy Hawt Chemisty, Batman!”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

Favorite Alien Meme.

Would you like to be an alien?

#ParanormalLoveCrew #PLC

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AsYouWish
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“Midnight. The witching hour, some say. Since it was 12:07 A.M. and I was standing over a dead body, I had to agree.”
― Gena Showalter, Awaken Me Darkly

Who is your favorite Alien? (Photo)

Could you ever fall in love with an alien?

#ParanormalLoveCrew #PLC

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Bookworm54
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1) I picked Obsidian this month. :)
2) I don‘t think I have read an alien romance before. I have a few random ones downloaded on my kindle but haven‘t gotten around to them (will I ever? 😬). I wasn‘t a huge fan of Obsidian, but it hasn‘t put me off reading another alien romance the future!

#PLC #ParanormalLoveCrew

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AsYouWish
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“Books were a necessary escape I always gladly jumped into headfirst.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

Which book are you planning to read this month?

Have you ever read an alien romance before?

#ParanormalLoveCrew #PLC

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Kshakal
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🖤😱 3y
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Liatrek
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Watching Aliens while I cook maybe not the best idea lol #TeamSlaughter #scarathlon
@Clwojick

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BeansPage
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It's time for a classic! Love me some James Cameron ❤️

2pts for #TeamStoker
#Scarathlon

Leftcoastzen 😱 3y
Skygoddess1 One of my all time favorites. My dog is named after Sigourney Weaver‘s Ripley 3y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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✌🏼👽 #LitsyHumor 😆

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego (From FB, not the tagged book.) 4y
julesG 😂😂😂 4y
Caroline2 😂 4y
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AsYouWish That made me laugh so hard!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣 4y
Shley9225 😂😂😂 4y
wanderinglynn 🤣🤣🤣 probably very true! 4y
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JessNevertheless
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My wonderful, amazing, nerdy sister just joined Litsy! If you love sci-fi, aliens, or more aliens, follow her @Xeno 👽🤖💙 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #litsywelcomewagon

Xeno ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
EH2018 Welcome to Litsy @Xeno 📚💕 4y
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Billypar Welcome to Litsy @Xeno !! 👽👽👽 4y
batsy Welcome, @Xeno ! 4y
JessClark78 Welcome to Litsy @Xeno 🙂📚 4y
AmyG Welcome to you and your alien friend. 🎉 4y
AsYouWish Welcome to Litsy!!!! 📚🎉📖🎊 4y
Jas16 Welcome @Xeno 4y
Quirkybookworm Welcome!! 4y
BeansPage Welcome to the party @Xeno ☠️👽☠️ 4y
Teru Welcome to Litsy @Xeno - I love sci-fi too 4y
DivineDiana Glad you are joining us @Xeno ! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 4y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Gif for Aliens the movie. https://instagram.com/p/BlLPX_xAbCL/

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JoeStalksBeck
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Brandon made me into a character on his game who reads and kills aliens Rita “ Books” Mitchell 👽 I‘m quoted as saying “ If these fucking aliens would go away I could enjoy my books” Attitude: by the book.

Karylahn Hahahahahahaha😂😂😂 5y
Seekingtardis THAT IS AMAZING!! What game? 5y
Foxyfictionista My hubs has yet to immortalise me in Xcom. I'll have to have a word. 🤣 5y
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JoeStalksBeck @Karylahn 💕💕💕😂😂. @Seekingtardis lol thanks! It‘s XCOM. @Foxyfictionista yes you must! 5y
kspenmoll 😂😂😂 5y
readinginthedark 😂❤️❤️❤️ 5y
Mimi28 Aaaawwww that's so sweet and kick ass at the same time!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5y
Bookzombie 😂 love this! 5y
Reggie Lolol that is awesome!!!! 5y
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451Degreez
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Panpan

I didn't expect this book to be so...inaccessible. Just a very dry, jargony collection of essays, despite the interesting topic.