Dead Wild Roses: The Fermi Paradox – Kurzgesagt

The Fermi paradox or Fermi’s paradox, named after Enrico Fermi, is the apparent contradiction between the lack of evidence and high probability estimates, e.g. those given by the Drake equation, for the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations.[1] The basic points of the argument, made by physicists Enrico Fermi (1901–1954) and Michael H. Hart (born 1932), are: ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Solutions for an empty galaxy

Long before Enrico Fermix had questioned why there was no sign of advanced species visiting Earth, despite the vastness of the universe and the likelihood of intelligent star-faring species evolving on other planets, Douglas Prong wondered the same thing. But … Continue reading →

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Where all the aliens at?

Maybe Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is onto something here. Perhaps the reason that nobody has visited us yet is because they can’t agree on what they’re going to do with us when they get here. Or they could just be … Continue reading →