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Mathematical SETI

Part of the series Springer Praxis Books pp 247-291

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Cubics of historical recovery

  • Claudio MacconeAffiliated withInternational Academy of Astronautics and Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Email author 

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Abstract

These words seem to summarize well a trend that often happened in history: an individual, or a civilization, rises from obscurity, reaches a peak, then falls to a minimum, but finally rises again and at such a high speed that even all previous achievements are dwarfed.