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Tag: The Fermi Paradox

The Fermi Paradox explanations: a wide multiverse? (Science video)

May 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Fermi Paradox explanations: a wide multiverse? (Science video)

In this 30 minute-long science video from the talented Isaac Arthur, we investigate the multiverse as one of the potential explanations for the Fermi Paradox (a.k.a. where is anybody?). That is to say, the same basic premise as the Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett books, The Long Earth, where humanity discovers a possibly infinite series of parallel worlds […]

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The Fermi Paradox explained: show me the phosphorus (science video).

September 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Fermi Paradox explained: show me the phosphorus (science video).

In this half-hour-long video, Isaac Arthur examines how the genesis and origin of life may require a very rare and delicate mixture of certain chemicals. One of those is phosphorus, and trying to figure out how we ever got enough of it in Earth’s primordial soup for life to form in the first place has […]

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Disappearing stars & cosmic voids: The Fermi Paradox at work? (science documentary)

July 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Disappearing stars & cosmic voids: The Fermi Paradox at work? (science documentary)

If the Universe is inhabited by older alien civilizations, those who have ventured out to the stars and colonised galaxies, we would expect to see a footprint of extraterrestrial activity. Could the many stars whose brightness has dimmed be indicative of Dyson Spheres or other megastructures? Could the Cosmic Voids vastly bigger than any galaxy […]

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