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For Writers: The Fermi Paradox


Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Jim Comer:

Has anyone seen Geoffrey Landis’ intriguing answer to the Fermi Paradox?

If even a very small fraction of the hundred billion stars in the galaxy are home to technological civilizations which colonize over interstellar distances, the entire galaxy should be completely colonized in a few million years. The absence of such extraterrestrial civilizations visiting Earth is the Fermi Paradox.

You can find Landis’s arguments here.

In a nutshell, though, why haven’t we found noisy galactic neighbors?

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