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*To*: "starship-design@lists.uoregon.edu" <starship-design@lists.uoregon.edu>*Subject*: Re: starship-design: Fermi's Paradox - Drake's Equation will have to be rewritten*From*: "Ben Franchuk (Woodelf)" <bfranchuk@jetnet.ab.ca>*Date*: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 13:58:14 -0700*References*: <001e01be4ab7$260fe8c0$22ce6ccb@default>*Reply-To*: "Ben Franchuk (Woodelf)" <bfranchuk@jetnet.ab.ca>*Sender*: owner-starship-design@lists.uoregon.edu

>Such an explanation may be a solution to a half-century-old question on why >we have not seen evidence of extraterrestrial life. The problem, proposed > by >Nobel laureate physicist Enrico Fermi and dubbed the "Fermi Paradox", notes >that a civilization traveling at only one-thousandth the speed of light >could traverse the galaxy in 100 million years, far less than the age of > the >galaxy or the universe. "Where are they?" Fermi was said to have asked >rhetorically. Waiting for sombody to put out the welcome mat is my guess. I can see them arriving and leaving with very little impact.

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