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Extraterrestrial Existence

Shouldn’t Earth have been visited by extraterrestrials already? Enrico Fermi, a physicist from Italy, asked the same question in 1950 and sparked a wonderful conversation in the field of astronomy and astrobiology. In 1975, Michael Hart published “An Explanation for the Absence of Extraterrestrials on Earth,” noting that the lack of intelligent life from the … Continue reading Extraterrestrial Existence Continue reading

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The Fermi Paradox

The age-old question of whether life exists on other planets in the Solar System is one that may not be solved for centuries. Frank Drake and Sara Seager spent years developing their respective equations (shown below) that can be used to predict the probability of aliens existence, but the concept of life outside of EarthContinue reading “The Fermi Paradox” Continue reading

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The Fermi Paradox

The Drake Equation honestly surprised me by how plausible the existence of aliens could be somewhere in the universe. However, that could also be used as damning evidence in the claim of extraterrestrial beings. If intelligent intergalactic life is as probable as astronomers believe, how have we not found any yet. It is a simpleContinue reading “The Fermi Paradox” Continue reading

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The Fermi Paradox

Ever since humans have first become interested in space, the inevitable question of “does life exist outside of Earth” has loomed over us. However, as technology has progressed and humanity has trekked deep into space, the question remains unanswered. This brings about a certain paradox regarding the existence of alien life. The universe is almostContinue reading “The Fermi Paradox” Continue reading

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Fermi Paradox

Where are the aliens? This is the question the Fermi paradox attempts to answers. The paradox revolves around the lack of confirmed evidence of extraterrestrial life and the high calculated probability that life beyond Earth exists. The Fermi paradox is named after physicist Enrico Fermi. The argument raised by Fermi was formalized by Michael Hart.Continue reading “Fermi Paradox” Continue reading

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Blog #6 (EC): The Fermi Paradox

An interesting concept that occupies the minds of many philosophers and scientists alike is the idea of life outside of Earth (and outside of our solar system). Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi posited that there exists a paradox describing the possibility of life outside of our world: there is no physical evidence to prove (or evenContinue reading “Blog #6 (EC): The Fermi Paradox” Continue reading

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the Fermi paradox

The Fermi paradox is named after the famous scientist Enrico Fermi.  In this paradox, Fermi acknowledges the apparent contradiction between the amount of extraterrestrial life that we have detected (none) and the high probability that extraterrestrial life exists.  For these “high probabilities”, Fermi was drawing on lines of reasoning similar to that presented in the…

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Are We Alone?

As we’ve seen over the past few generations, our ability to harness technology to accomplish things never before seen or done has only increased exponentially. As a race, we’ve been able to photograph a black hole, we’ve been able to send probes to places in space that were thought to be unreachable, and we’ve just … Continue reading Are We Alone? Continue reading

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Fermi’s Great Filter

Many people think about our future of exploring the solar system and perhaps nearby star systems and imagine finding bacterial life or perhaps even fossils or ruins of life that has gone extinct. While this would imply that life exists much more plentifully than expected across our galaxy, it might not actually bode well for … Continue reading Fermi’s Great Filter Continue reading

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The Fermi Paradox and the Great Filter

The claim that because we have yet to interact with intelligent life beyond Earth, extra-terrestrial life therefore does not exist, is as unsubstantiated as an observer claiming the oceans are verifiably devoid of life as evidenced by the sixty seconds in which he/she glanced at the water’s surface from shore. If our galaxy were teeming … Continue reading The Fermi Paradox and the Great Filter Continue reading

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