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Re: The Fermi Death Sentence

From: Kentaro Mori <kentaro.mori.nul>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 18:52:42 -0300
Archived: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 09:08:46 -0500
Subject: Re: The Fermi Death Sentence

>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 14:09:00 -0600
>Subject: Re: The Fermi Death Sentence

>>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 09:49:16 -0800
>>Subject: Re: The Fermi Death Sentence

>>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.

>Exactly, Dave, and well stated as usual.
>It'll be the job of future historians of science to figure out
>this one - by which I mean the persistence blindness, ignorance,
>and bigotry - and it'll be a doozy in the annals of what Eddie
>Bullard once called epistemological totalitarianism. One would
>like to think, at least, that the laughter by now is starting to
>get a little nervous.

Are all the extraterrestrial civilizations manifested _only_ as
UFOs? Because, you see, we can still explain and predict
countless astronomical events, stellar systems and even
galactical structures without resorting to any artificial
intereference. Why would the alien interference be felt only in
our atmosphere?

Granted, there are a lot of unexplained things in astronomy. But
none of them screams "artificial", like a galaxy formed in the
shape of an hexagon sending pulses of laser to another galaxy
shaped like the face of Spock.

If the Universe was teeming with civilizations, it wouldn't be a
matter of ignoring evidence for UFOs, alien abductions and such.
Those are all things on Earth, a pale blue dot in an infinite
Universe. It would be simply impossible to understand the
mechanics of the Universe around us, because it would be
presumably engineered by intelligent beings to best fit their

It would be like an ant trying to explain how the house in which
it lives was formed. If it had good science, it would hardly be
able to explain it without realizing the human Overlords to
which it is so dependent.

That's why Fermi's paradox is a paradox. Either way, it makes no
sense. The Universe is infinite. Even our Galaxy is very large.
It's also billions of years old. One would reasonably assume
we're not alone. Reasonably assume at least one of our
intelligent pals may be perhaps a million years ahead of us. But
in a million-years, this one single civilization would be
capable to make its presence felt in the entire Galaxy. Really,
undeniably detected to anyone who looked at the night sky.

There are no obvious, undeniable signs of alien presence here,
that's for sure. They did not land in front of the White House.
Even if they didn't care about us, they didn't bulldoze the
planet to create a hyperspace bypass. We can actually assume
they don't exist and still live our lives, predicting
astronomical events billions of light years away with great

That's a paradox. As much as  the irony that Fermi actually
believed in aliens. http://forgetomori.com/2007/ufos/fermi-

Whatever the real answer for the paradox, it's not simply "they
are here as UFOs, stupid!". And I really hope it's not "we're
alone" either.

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