[ExI] Gravitational Waves Detected By LIGO!

Giovanni Santostasi gsantostasi at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 02:32:35 UTC 2016

Yeah, I agree with Anders calculations on the strain that would be
dangerous. As I said before you need to be very very close to source to be
a real problem.

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 9:24 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:

> On 2016-02-12 01:00, spike wrote:
> Now that I think about it, I have never seen merging black holes or GWs as
> an explanation for the silence of the cosmos.
> Me neither. I was actually a bit surprised today when I did my skim of the
> literature - people love to claim their favorite astronomical phenomenon
> causes the Fermi paradox, but nobody seems to have argued for black hole
> mergers. Gamma ray bursts, sure, even supernovas and gas clouds, but no
> mergers.
> I am working on a paper on the Fermi paradox actually. Somewhat
> pessimistic conclusion in terms of number of aliens, but rather hopeful in
> terms of the great filter. Will post more when I get the numbers properly.
> But first things first: statistics of confused underwriters this week, next
> week statistics of confused SETI researchers!
> (If anybody has seen a good table of different published estimates for the
> Drake equation parameters from different authors, I would be much obliged:
> I am having great fun compiling an overview of who thinks what about the
> parameters.)
> --
> Anders Sandberg
> Future of Humanity Institute
> Oxford Martin School
> Oxford University
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