I thank Rafaela Hildebrand, Cosma R. Shalizi, Alexei Turchin, Slobodan Popovic, Zoran Knezevic, Nikola Bozic, Momcilo Jovanovic, Robert J. Bradbury, Danica Cirkovic, Zoran Zivkovic and Irena Diklic for useful discussion and comments. Suggestions for further reading
Bostrom, N. (2002). Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects (New York: Routledge). A comprehensive summary of the theory of observation selection effects with some effective examples and a chapter specifically devoted to the Doomsday Argument.
Bostrom, N. (2003). Are you living in a computer simulation? Philosophical Quarterly, 53, 243-255. Quite accessible original presentation of the Simulation Argument. Grinspoon, D. (2003). Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien life (New York: HarperCollins). The most comprehensive and lively written treatment of various issues related to extraterrestrial life and intelligence, as well as excellent introduction into astrobiology.
Contains a popular-level discussion of physical, chemical, and biological preconditions for observership. Webb, S. (2002). Where Is Everybody? Fifty Solutions to the Fermi's Paradox (New York: Copernicus). The most accessible and comprehensive introduction into the various proposed solutions of Fermi's paradox.
Continue reading here: References
Was this article helpful?