Diseases from Outer Space — Our Cosmic Destiny

by Fred Hoyle (Author), Chandra Wickramasinghe (Author)
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The first edition of the monumental book Diseases from Space by Sir Fred Hoyle and N Chandra Wickramasinghe appeared some 40 years ago, encapsulating the key principles of Panspermia, and it has been the guiding principle in the new scientific field of Astrobiology.This latest edition, revised and expanded by Chandra Wickamasinghe, continues to describe the consequences of the theory of cometary panspermia that relate to the origins of epidemic disease. Available data on historic and modern plagues are analysed to show that extraterrestrial bacteria and viruses are the cause of ongoing pandemics of diseases.Adherence to an inappropriate and obsolete theory of pandemics could put in jeopardy the economic well-being of the entire world, perhaps even threatening the continued existence of our civilization.Contents:

  • Foreword
  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgements
  • Descent from Space
  • Pathogenic Invaders
  • The Viral Connection
  • History of a Disease
  • Spread of a Virus
  • Anatomy of an Epidemic
  • Isolation and Pandemics
  • Plagues Past and Present
  • Disease Against Mankind
  • Viruses and Evolution
  • Diseases from Space
  • Bibliography
  • Appendices:
    • Organic Materials in Space
    • The Survival of Cometary Cells and Viruses in Passing to the Earth
    • The Interpretation of Genetic Material
    • COVID-19 Pandemic: A Challenge for Humanity
  • Index

Readership: Astrobiologists, and all those interested in the origin of diseases. Origin of Life;Panspermia;Viruses;Epidemiology0Key Features:
  • Vitally relevant to the ongoing pandemic of the corona virus
  • Relates diseases from space with the growing evidence for an extraterrestrial life and panspermia

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Edward J Steele (Introduction author)
Publication date
July 17, 2020
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