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607104main CosmosCulture eBook

607104main CosmosCulture eBook

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Edited bySteven J. Dickand Mark L. Lupisella
NASA SP-2009-4802
 
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Cosmos and Culture : Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context / Steven J. Dick and MarkLupisella, editors.p. cm. -- (NASA SP ; 4802)Includes bibliographical references and index.1. Cosmology--History. 2. Astronomy--History. 3. Culture--Origin. 4. Social evolution. 5.Human evolution. I. Dick, Steven J. II. Lupisella, Mark.QB981.C8263 2009523.109--dc222009004348
ISBN 978-0-16-083119-5
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ISBN 978-0-16-083119-5
 
 
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 able of Contents
Introduction Steven J. Dick and Mark L. Lupisella
v
Part 1: Te Cosmic Context 
Chapter 1 – Eric J. Chaisson
Cosmic Evolution
State of the Science 
 
3
Chapter 2 – Steven J. Dick
Cosmic Evolution
History, Culture, and Human Destiny 
 
25
Part 2: Cultural Evolution
Chapter 3 – Kathryn Denning
Social Evolution
State of the Field 
 
63
Chapter 4 – Daniel C. Dennett
The Evolution of Culture
125
Chapter 5 – Howard Bloom
The Big Burp and the Multiplanetary Mandate
145
Chapter 6 – John M. Smart
Evo Devo Universe?
A Framework for Speculations on Cosmic Cultur
 
201
 
Chapter 7 – Susan Blackmore
Dangerous Memes; or, What the Pandorans Let Loose
297
Part 3: Cosmos and Culture
Chapter 8 – Mark L. Lupisella
Cosmocultural Evolution
The Coevolution of Culture and Cosmos and the Creation of Cosmic Value 
 
321

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