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Survivability and the Fermi Paradox

  • May 9, 2009 · 5:00 PM
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Why haven't we heard from extraterrestrial intelligence...and what does that silence say about our prospects for survival?

The Fermi paradox is the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of evidence for, or contact with, such civilizations. (wikipedia)

Join us for a discussion on possible solutions to the Fermi paradox and how searches for extraterrestrial intelligence may help us ponder questions about our own long term existence.

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  • Bruce Gavin W.

    my 2 cents (or second sense) is that while myriads of 'others' probably are there, due to the immense gap between possible life occurrences, it is most unlikely that any 'civilization' will ever find it practical, or possible to mount an expedition to visit another. Only if we eventually dissolve into the ether, will we interact with our neighbours,
    and that could be "weeks" from now!

    May 5, 2009

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