Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Fermi Paradox goes mainstream - Dyer

Gwynne Dyer is a thoughtful fellow, but he doesn't strike me as a fan of science fiction. He's a military historian and veteran journalist, and has not a geek gene to his name. He's also, to be blunt, old.

Even older than me.

So it's noteworthy that even Dyer is pondering the Fermi Paradox ...
Probably not alone ....
"Is intelligence a rare accident in the evolutionary process, or such a self-destructive attribute that intelligent species don't usually survive more than a couple of centuries after they industrialise? Are they all observing radio silence because there is something dreadful out there?

Or have we just not figured out yet how mature galactic civilizations communicate?
It's now legitimate to ask the big questions. Geek power rules.

Now that Dyer is getting his geek on, is it too much to ask that get a feed?! Please?

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