"The Fermi Paradox is not something that can be rejected. It is a statement of fact: there are no extraterrestrials here. The "paradox" part comes from recognizing that while the Milky Way is vast, time is more vast. At very modest…"
"The galaxy has been around for a long time. The fact that we cannot visit other stars is not the point. The question is, if it's possible at all (and it is), then why hasn't someone else already done it?"
"The point of the Fermi paradox is that the distances are irrelevant because the length of time for interstellar travel is so great. It takes only a tiny fraction of the age of the galaxy to traverse the galaxy at even a very small fraction of the…"
"That sounds like an interesting book. We really have no idea at this point if life is rare or not. The Fermi Paradox applies only to life more advanced than we (capable of interstellar travel). The ubiquitous nature of life on Earth even in extreme…"
"You have greater faith in what the instrument P.I. determines worthy of historical note than I do. I remain a skeptic about life on Mars, past or present, and would be astonished (and delighted) if they found anything suggestive of life there."
"They've found water at the poles and evidence of past water everywhere else, but no extant water from in situ measurements in the low latitudes. I don't think it would be that exciting either. Maybe I'm just being pessimistic. "
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