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Re: The Fermi Paradox

From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 14:43:49 +0000
Archived: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 21:04:48 -0400
Subject: Re: The Fermi Paradox


>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers -
>Subject: UFO UpDate: The Fermi Paradox
>Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 10:15:00 -0400

>Source: Steve Colgan's Worlds Of Possibility Blog - UK

>http://worldsofpossibility.blogspot.com/2007/07/fermi-paradox.html

>Wednesday, 25 July 2007

>The Fermi Paradox

>You can't read any serious book on xenoscience without coming
>across the Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation. They may sound
>like Robert Ludlum thrillers but they're actually a brace of
>thought experiments that, in different ways, pose questions
>about the likelihood of life in the universe. In this post, I'll
>explain the Fermi Paradox. Drake can wait until later.

<snip>

>'The Fermi Paradox is a remarkably strong argument. You can
>quibble about the speed of alien spacecraft, and whether they
>can move at 1% of the speed of light or 10% of the speed of
>light. It doesn't matter. You can argue about how long it would
>take for a new star colony to spawn colonies of its own. It
>still doesn't matter. Any halfway reasonable assumption about
>how fast colonization could take place still ends up with time
>scales that are profoundly shorter than the age of the Galaxy.
>It's like having a heated discussion about whether Spanish ships
>of the 16th century could heave along at two knots or twenty.
>Either way they could speedily colonize the Americas.'

<snip>

The Fermi Paradox is a remarkably blind and highly over-rated
off-the-wall proclamation. Clearly it is based on the
demonstrably false assumption that there is no evidence of alien
visitation. In fact there is a huge body of data strongly
suggestive of alien visitation. Where are they? Right under our
noses. The Fermi's of the workld badly need to study that data
very carefully.


 - Dick



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