Re: Fermi Paradox in the news...

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Oct 23 2000 - 07:36:10 MDT

Samantha Atkins writes:
> Yet another explanation of the paradox is that ET has already been
> through this solar system and consumed the earth. But they found its
> native lifeforms interesting enough to pop us into a VR to see how we
> would come out. They decided to omit themselves (and other advanced
> races) from the VR.
Sure, the Zoo hypothesis. Or us being an experiment. Or us being a game.
> My most likely scenario is that we are in a protected bubble until we've
> had time to work out our destiny and we are only beginning to become
> capable of detecting the real activities of the advanced species anyway.

Notice the apparent size of the bubble. Them aliens sure put Hollywood to shame.

But once again, Occam applies here. Low nucleation density, delayed
hatching and lightcone arguments do explain the absence of
intelligence much better, since not resorting to diverse deus ex

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