Society & Culture:Philosophy
E13: Footnotes to Fermi - The Aliens Episode
So, this guy Enrico trolled humanity once and it’s left us reeling ever since. This week the Dawdlers discuss the implications of this troll and explore a few threads on why we don’t get no satisfaction from our attempts to catch signals emitted by extraterrestrial intelligences. A hope and a calculation, but no USS Enterprise.
Grab your ankles if you want, but get comfortable at least. It may be a while before you’re “visited”.
00:07:45 – Fermi’s Paradox/Kardeshev Scale/Civilization Types
00:25:00 – More Fermi/Drake Equation/Lost Amazonian Tribe Analogy
00:46:30 – The Great Filter/Phil Niche Theory/Goldilocks Thinking/Money
01:46:45 – White House Lawn Scenarios
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