Sandcrawler PSA: We're Doomed!
In a previous episode, I presented the idea of the Fermi Paradox. If space is huge, like space huge, not aircraft carrier huge, and there are billions upon billions of stars, AND there seem to be lots of habitable planets around those stars, where are all the damn aliens? ... There is still another theory, one that you might find troubling. Itís called the Great Filter, and it says that something prevents intelligent civilizations from ever forming, in a darkly mysterious Philip K Dick kind of way.
Posted by: Leonard Jones at August 26, 2014 12:57 PM
I think the answer is fairly simple. Any alien
civilization is subject to the same laws of physics we are forced to obey.
Since all of the warp drives and worm-holes are
are theoretical and distances so vast, that even
if intelligent life existed out there, we may never meet them.
Even in the neighborhood, one could not expect to
listen to Amos and Andy broadcasts from Alpha
Centauri since every radio broadcast ever made
would not light a 40 Watt bulb. The law of
inverse squares comes into play here.
I think they are out there, but they are capable
of puttering around their solar system at best.
Posted by: Leonard Jones at August 26, 2014 01:07 PM
Posted by: Kafiroon at August 26, 2014 06:23 PM
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