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Old 2016-07-17, 22:23
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The Fermi equation is a good one, as it takes into account if lifeform X is around at the sametime as Y.
However, I always thought the "paradox" aspect was a bit silly, as its just about what life is out there - not if they actually want (and are able) to have contact with you.
That aspect is really about the motivations of alien life - and we couldn't have a clue about that really.

Its also worth remembering our normal radiowaves dont really go out past the 10ly mark before they fade away. Theres only a few stars in range. We haven't done much to be noticed yet.

Unless they picked this up;
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