- Publisher: Maribyrnong Press
- Available in: Paperback, ebook
- Published: 2015
Aaron CT Smith
This book began with the simple premise that we are defined by the questions we ask. It sets up a hypothetical meeting between humans and an advanced, extraterrestrial species, and asks us to imagine what questions we would ask them. What would we most want to know from a species who could communicate with us?
Not only does author Aaron Smith contemplate our likely questions, he also speculates on the possible answers we might receive. He does this by drawing on the latest advances in scientific research emerging out of disciplines ranging from cosmology to biology, and from anthropology to psychology. 20 Questions to Ask and Alien explores the ‘big’ questions of life and science, providing a ‘snapshot’ of our civilisation, and a sharp picture of the human need to know.