Are We Among the First Civilizations in the Universe?

Are We Among the First Civilizations in the Universe?

When discussing SETI and the Fermi Paradox the focus tends to be on distance, the idea that an alien civilization could exist in relatively close proximity to earth enough that we could detect them. So far we haven’t found anything. But there is another aspect to the potential existence of exocivilizations; that they may be […]

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METROID: Encounter at Ceres Colony (Metroid Live-Action Fan Film)

METROID: Encounter at Ceres Colony (Metroid Live-Action Fan Film)

yeah yeah I read about this famous guy it turns out his ears were killed by a purple space pterodactyl so they’re avenge their death he could the same purple space. That’s nothing I heard he blew up a giant brain then he killed off his evil twin and move another giant brain and then […]

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The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (1/2)

The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (1/2)

Are we the only living things in the entire universe? The observable universe is about 90 billion light years in diameter. There are at least one hundred billion galaxies, each with one hundred to one thousand billion stars. Recently, we’ve learned that planets are very common too. And, there are probably trillions and trillions of […]

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Are We Alone? Galactic Civilization Challenge | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

Are We Alone? Galactic Civilization Challenge | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

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GORN: Cultural Index

GORN: Cultural Index

There are many factions and powers in the Star Trek universe and not all of them are as open as the Federation in sharing information on their species. Even the Romulans, with all their closed boarders and secrecy have made themselves targets of Federation intelligence and engaged in diplomatic relations several times throughout history. However […]

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Alien Civilizations and the Permanent State of Reset

Alien Civilizations and the Permanent State of Reset

I often poke fun at Earth for not being a perfect planet, nor orbiting a perfect sun, nor being located in a perfect galaxy, and all of those things are true. There very likely are better worlds in the universe for life than this one. But, perhaps more likely, there are many worlds that are […]

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What Would A Civilization 1 Billion Years Older Than Us Be Like?

What Would A Civilization 1 Billion Years Older Than Us Be Like?

If we were to meet an extra-terrestrial civilization, the chances of them being the same age as humanity are slim to none. If they’re much younger than us then it will be difficult or impossible to communicate with them, but if they’re older, say, a billion years more advanced than us, then what might they […]

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Why Alien Life Would be our Doom – The Great Filter

Why Alien Life Would be our Doom – The Great Filter

Imagine NASA announced today that they found aliens. Bacteria on Mars, weird alien fish in the oceans of Europa, and also ancient alien ruins on Titan. Wouldn’t that be great? Well, no. It would be horrible news, devastating even. It could mean that the end of humanity is almost certain and that it might be […]

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Could alien civilizations predict the fate of our planet?

On Earth we’re very concerned about developing a sustainable version of civilization, but the question we can ask if we step back and take the 10,000 light year view is, how do we know if that’s even possible? Unless the university is very biased against it, we are not the first civilization that has occurred […]

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