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Re: The Fermi Paradox

From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 09:24:17 -0600
Archived: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 13:09:00 -0400
Subject: Re: The Fermi Paradox


>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 17:26:23 -0400
>Subject: Re: The Fermi Paradox

>>From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:54:38 -0600
>>Subject: Re: The Fermi Paradox

><snip>

>>But our current situation vis-a-vis ETs seems very much in this
>>'in-between' category: very selective and limited (if any)
>>visitations, few (or no) unambiguous artifacts, passive signals,
>>or direct communications. It is clearly *not* the case that ETs
>>are common and ubiquitous.

>Not clear to me at all.

>First, not all ET races are not necessarily interstellar space
>farers. They would be at different stages in that regard and
>some may be ruled by skeptibunkers preventing deep space
>exploration programs, or, they simply can't afford it.

>Secondly, the 'in-between' situtation may be that there actually
>is an intergalactic federation of space-faring races, the rules
>for which strictly limit missions.


Eleanor,

I commend your making the intuitive leap (i.e., recognizing that
the paradox is non-trivial) that in turn leads to such proposals
as they can't afford it, there are strict rules against it, etc.
There are a wide variety of such proposals, some more persuasive
than others, none entirely satisfying in my opinion.

I am using "common and ubiquitous" in the strong sense, i.e.,
capable of being directly and frequently experienced by anyone
who cares to look, or, literally 'right under our noses', as some
would have it.


Mike



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