The Fermi Paradox – Wait But Why

The Fermi Paradox – Wait But Why

A very interesting article about just how small we really are, us Earthlings.

Moving back to just our galaxy, and doing the same math on the lowest estimate for stars in the Milky Way 100 billion, we’d estimate that there are 1 billion Earth-like planets and 100,000 intelligent civilizations in our galaxy.[1]SETI Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence is an organization dedicated to listening for signals from other intelligent life. If we’re right that there are 100,000 or more intelligent civilizations in our galaxy, and even a fraction of them are sending out radio waves or laser beams or other modes of attempting to contact others, shouldn’t SETI’s satellite array pick up all kinds of signals?But it hasn’t. Not one. Ever.Where is everybody?

via The Fermi Paradox – Wait But Why.

2 thoughts on “The Fermi Paradox – Wait But Why

  1. I often think about this. It’s mindboggling. Maybe there’s nobody. There are too many strange things all around us, so many questions and no real answers…

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