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Eiseley, Loren Corey (1907–1977)

Loren Eiseley
Holder of the chair of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and lyrical science writer who echoed a view, expressed earlier by Wallace and Matthew, that extraterrestrial life must be morphologically diverse:1
Every creature alive is the product of a unique history. The statistical probability of its precise reduplication on another planet is so small as to be meaningless.


  1. Eiseley, Loren. The Immense Journey. New York: Vintage Books (1946).
  2. Eiseley, Loren C. "Is Man Alone in Space?" Scientific American, 189, 80-86 (Jul. 1953).

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