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Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/22/2020 15:20:33

Photonic Symmetry
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Everyone's favorite question: Are we alone in the universe?
More specifically: if the universe is so big and vast, where are all the intelligent aliens? Why have we not detected them yet?
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/22/2020 15:33:21


Cata Cauda
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Shouting "Here I am!" to other intelligent species would be a 200IQ move.

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Oh wait, thats exactly what we are doing...
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/22/2020 18:01:20


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Because the distances are so great.
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/22/2020 19:59:13


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Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/22/2020 21:36:29


RainB00ts
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Thinking "we're alone in the universe" and "I'm alone in society, there's no one who understands me" is vogue and modern.

Thinking that there are other things and people "out there" that could understand you but are also dangerous, is also vogue and modern.

@Cata Cauda pretty ironic coming from a guy that will take any opportunity to broadcast his intellect
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/22/2020 22:00:31


Marcus Aurelius 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cidUaUCb5M


The greatest youtube intellect
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/22/2020 23:16:41


Cata Cauda
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@Cata Cauda pretty ironic coming from a guy that will take any opportunity to broadcast his intellect

Always playing safe and smart is boring sometimes. You only live once afterall.
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/23/2020 00:36:17


goodgame
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How can you tell why there's no intelligent life we know of other than us, when you don't even know how we came to exist?
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/23/2020 01:31:41


byshep
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They saw the broadcasts of Hitler's speeches and Earth is now permanently #cancelled.
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/23/2020 02:38:27


The Voynich Manuscript
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How can you tell that there is intelligent life we know other than us, when you don't even know how we came to exist?
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/23/2020 02:39:05


RainB00ts
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@theterrorists

whoa, are you saying they would cancel a whole planet just because of those broadcasts, without an understanding of the nuance or the context behind them?
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/23/2020 03:52:48


byshep
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Not just Earth. A cameo by Hitler got our whole galactic sector cancelled. Even the hiveminds won't try to assimilate species in the region anymore because they don't want to risk guilt-by-association.
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/23/2020 05:38:38


RainB00ts
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Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/23/2020 06:07:08


Diety Emperor Cacao, God Ruler of the Universe 
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First of all, I hope you all realize Fermi's Paradox isn't an actually paradox
And hope you stop treating it like one

And also you need to take into account that other intelligent life could have existed but wiped themselves out

EXAMPLE: Scientists discover how to make black holes but they lose control over it and they get spaghettified
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/23/2020 11:52:46


Njord
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"First of all, I hope you all realize Fermi's Paradox isn't an actually paradox
And hope you stop treating it like one"


Could you not explain why it is so.
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/23/2020 14:39:34


Diety Emperor Cacao, God Ruler of the Universe 
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A paradox is a term used to describe two or more things that can't be true at the same time

Maybe if you actually look up Fermi's Paradox, you will see that it is defined as an "apparent contradiction"
which is similar to an oxymoron
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/23/2020 17:53:08


goodgame
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It's not even a contradiction really. The only thing the lack of aliens in the detectable universe contradicts is the false hypothesis that everything can be found in several separate locations or groups, and nothing is limited to one place or area. On this planet we have multiple cases of something existing in one place, and no where else. For example, we have lemurs in no where but Madagascar. We have kangaroos no where other than Australia. We have penguins in frozen Antarctica, but when you get to the equally frozen arctic, there's no penguins. The simple answer to why that is is that the very conditions that allowed these creatures to evolve and continue to live where they are did not repeat in other parts of the world.

Back to the original point, the lack of known aliens only contradicts the idea that whatever exists should exist in several separate places, and would never be limited to one place, which we know is false.
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/23/2020 17:56:57


Diety Emperor Cacao, God Ruler of the Universe 
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I never said it was a contradiction

I said it was an "Apparent Contradiction"
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/23/2020 18:08:11


goodgame
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In that case, I agree.
Fermi Paradox Thread: 5/23/2020 20:15:41


RainB00ts
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Well a paradox isn't the same thing as a logical contradiction. The "fermi paradox" is just a paradox in the sense that reality doesn't match up to the physical evidence suggested by some scientists. In which case it behooves those scientists to review the physical evidence and adjust their theories.
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