Our Place in the Cosmos

Fred Hoyle

While a strict definition of “organic” is central to the authors’ thesis, Hoyle’s dominant voice is nonetheless eloquent when arguing that current science is still subject to the dogmatism that marked 16th-century reactions to Galileo and Kepler. The pre-Copernican theory of panspermia–that life was originally fertilized by meteors from outer space–is bolstered here with some 20th-century microbiology and a bit of righteous indignation. Few working cosmologists would entirely rule out the possibility, but not many popular science readers will be able to evaluate the case as presented here.

status Copy #1 (4830): in
genre Hard Science » General Science
publisher Phoenix
publish date 1993
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