[ExI] Fermi question, possible answer
pharos at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 18:21:19 UTC 2015
On 23 March 2015 at 22:41, Keith Henson wrote:
> Here is something that may lie behind the Fermi question.
> 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
> So maybe we are the first.
Another comment -
Brian Koberlein points out that even if other star systems usually
have their gas giants closer to the sun than Jupiter and Saturn they
probably also have rocky moons which could be similar to earth.
So the the gas giants being nearer to the sun might not have too bad
an effect on getting life started.
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