[ExI] Fermi question, possible answer

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 23:30:58 UTC 2015

On 23 March 2015 at 22:41, Keith Henson  wrote:
> Here is something that may lie behind the Fermi question.
> http://phys.org/news/2015-03-jupiter-accounts-unusual-solar.html#nRlv
> The solar system and the particular size of Earth may be the result of
> a rare occurrence.
> If the size of the Earth makes a critical difference in the life
> getting started or evolving technophiles, then the future is unknown
> rather than the silence indicating that technically inclined species
> always end in ways where they leave no observable mark on the
> universe.
> So maybe we are the first.

BBC TV Horizon had a 60 mins documentary on the chaotic origins of the
Solar System about three weeks ago. It is still watchable /
downloadable in iplayer.

The wandering Jupiter theory sounds pretty dramatic.
But whether this is essential for life creation is another question.
This universe seems to be 'designed' for life creation so that
primitive life appears wherever there is a chance. Advancing to
intelligent life may well require another chain of unlikely events,
but the universe is a pretty big place............


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