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Re: The Fermi Death Sentence

From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 09:49:16 -0800
Archived: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 14:29:34 -0500
Subject: Re: The Fermi Death Sentence


>From: Terry Groff <terrygroff.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 13:43:09 -0600
>Subject: The Fermi Death Sentence

>Source: Nonotechnology Now

>http://www.nanotech-now.com/columns/?article=149

>The Fermi Death Sentence
>Mike Treder

>Most readers of this column probably are familiar with the Fermi
>Paradox. In 1950, the physicist Enrico Fermi famously wondered,
>"Where is everybody?" He was referring to the strange silence in
>the universe, the apparent lack of any advanced civilizations
>beyond Earth.

>Fermi reasoned that the size and age of the universe would
>indicate that many technologically advanced extraterrestrial
>civilizations ought to exist. However, this hypothesis is
>inconsistent with the lack of observational evidence to
>support
>it.

>So, where is everybody? Nowhere, it seems, or at least nowhere
>that we can detect.

>If there are no other advanced civilizations detectable, it
>must
>mean one of three things:

>1. We are the first intelligent beings capable of expanding
>into the cosmos and making our presence known. There have been
>no others.

>2. There have been others before us, but all of them, without
>exception, have chosen - or somehow been forced - to expand in
>such a way that they are presently undetectable by our most
>sophisticated instruments.

>3. There have been others, but all of them, without exception,
>have run into a cosmic roadblock that either destroys them or
>prevents their expansion beyond a small radius.

Of course there is at least one more option, namely there is no
"paradox" - they _have_ been observed, by the thousands if not
millions, they're here and probably have been for a very long
time. We call them UFOs or flying saucers or UAP, or whatever.

One gets the feeling sometimes that the subject is like the
crazy uncle hidden and chained in the attic. Everybody can hear
the chains rattling around and the moaning and screaming, but
the "super-sophisticated" are still afraid to say, "That sounds
like the crazy uncle chained in the attic", instead pretending
they hear nothing. Psychological denial is an amazing thing.


David Rudiak



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