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Part V - Beyond the Milky Way

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 September 2020

Wallace Arthur
Affiliation:
National University of Ireland, Galway
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The biological universe was born more than 10 billion years ago. The vast majority of the life that comprises it is carbon-based; most but not all life-forms are constructed on a cellular basis; on many planets large (multicellular) organisms have evolved; in a tiny proportion of these organisms, intelligence has evolved.

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The Biological Universe
Life in the Milky Way and Beyond
, pp. 283 - 334
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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  • Beyond the Milky Way
  • Wallace Arthur, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Book: The Biological Universe
  • Online publication: 24 September 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108873154.023
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  • Beyond the Milky Way
  • Wallace Arthur, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Book: The Biological Universe
  • Online publication: 24 September 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108873154.023
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  • Beyond the Milky Way
  • Wallace Arthur, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Book: The Biological Universe
  • Online publication: 24 September 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108873154.023
Available formats
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