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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 and It’s Implications

  Enrico Fermi believed that we are alone in the universe. This belief was based on the fact that so far, we have seen no evidence of other intelligent beings. He figures that any civilization of intelligent beings would want to colonize, and would be able to do so in about 10 million years. If … Continue reading The Fermi Paradox and It’s Implications Continue reading

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The Fermi Paradox

After already having done research on the Drake equation and its implications for extra-solar life, the next question begs to be answered. If there really are so many earth-like planets out there that may have evolved intelligent life, why haven’t we heard from any of them? This is the underlying question that lies behind a […] Continue reading

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Hello?

Is anybody out there? There are only two answers to this question: yes, or no. And it’s hard to say which one is scarier. For as long as we have studied and understood the cosmos, this question has constantly pelted our curious minds. Amidst the dark, cold, corridors of space, on a small ball of […] Continue reading

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The Fermi Paradox

As Arthur C. Clarke once famously said, “Two possibilities exist. Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” This quote is relates in a very basic way to the Fermi Paradox. The paradox is that through the Drake Equation and the sheer size of the universe, there should […] Continue reading

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The Fermi Paradox

To be, or not to be? Is that really the question? According to the Fermi Paradox, it’s a perfectly valid one. The Fermi Paradox, coined after Enrico Fermi, is a theory that addresses life elsewhere in the universe as a probable reality. The only issue is, however, that no other forms of life (that we […] Continue reading

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The Beauty of Science and the Firewall Paradox

  Image from this site. For more information on the conventional view of black holes, read the hyperlinked article. “Einstein was wrong.” Of course he wasn’t wrong about everything, and to many it may seem like he was only wrong over a minor point. And to most, like myself, it may seem obvious to conclude that … Continue reading The Beauty of Science and the Firewall Paradox Continue reading

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11 of the Weirdest Solutions to the Fermi Paradox

The Fermi Paradox is the current contradiction between the estimates about the existence of extraterrestrial civilization and our current lack of proof and interaction with such a civilization. According to Wikipedia’s page on the Fermi Paradox, Fermi argues that The Sun is a young star and here are billions of stars in our galaxy that are more … Continue reading » Continue reading

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The Meaning of the Drake Equation

The Drake equation was originally created by (and is named after) astronomer Frank Drake. Given the values of a number of variables, his equation may be used to estimate the number of species in the galaxy capable of interstellar communication. Drake’s proposed equation is as follows: N = R * fp * ne * fl […] Continue reading

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Fermi Paradox

So let’s say there’s intelligent life in the galaxy outside of Earth. We don’t have the technology to visit them and our ability to search for them is limited. Centuries […] Continue reading

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