What you say about the Fermi paradox?
This one usually gets me thinking... it is sort of a mystery for me why space is so silent
What's your take on the Fermi paradox? Any crazy ideas?
I'd say a combination of factors may explain it: The improbability of intelligent and complex life development (we had 4 billion years of Earth's history with only single cell or very simple life, only 500 millions years ago the revolution started); The behavior of intelligent life seems to be self defeating by behaving in similar ways to a cancer in the ecosystem and disrupting it. Civilization is very energy intensive, it is possible that post industrial civilization is merely a blip in inteligent species development, this view is supported by the fact that we live on an unsustainable model fueled by energy credit. Lastly we have extinction events like asteroid impacts that due to the size of the asteroids may be impossible to avoid...
The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread.
"I once prayed to god for a bike, but quickly found out he didnt work that way...so I stole a bike and prayed for his forgiveness"
"All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter." (Max Planck)
"the existence of mind in some organism on some planet in the universe is surely a fact of fundamental significance. Through conscious beings the universe has generated self-awareness. This can be no trivial detail, no minor byproduct of mindless, purposeless forces. We are truly meant to be here." Paul Davies