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Paper: The Extraterrestrial Life Debate in Different Cultures
Volume: 430, Pathways Towards Habitable Planets
Page: 324
Authors: Schneider, J.
Abstract: Surprisingly, the question “Is there Life in the Universe outside Earth?" has been raised, in rational terms, almost only in the western literature throughout the ages. In a first part I justify this statement. Then I try to develop an explanation of this fact by analyzing the different aspects of the notion of “decentration".
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