the fermi paradox

  • Thu
    May 21
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    May 24
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

time to stretch our view of ourselves to the outermost limits...

about 60 years ago, physicist enrico fermi was discussing the famous drake equations (astro-physicists' best mathematical guess as to the number of intelligent planetary earth zoocivilizations in the universe and/or our local galaxy), and after arriving at a rather large number (with more than enough time and energy to develop a hyper drive, colonize, or otherwise overcome the limitations of space/time we currently perceive) he wondered aloud why we're not regularly seeing visitors on our planet or at least signs of them from other stars. 

despite the considerable evidence that we're being visited and/or watched, the question still remains: where is everyone?

astro biologists and other theorists have proposed many fascinating, mind-stretching answers to this paradoxical question. this week i explore many of them, accompanied by the cosmic sounds of ambient group aes danae.