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The Great Filter (Drake/Fermi)

The Drake Equation provides us a means to predict how likely it is that intelligent civilizations may exist. The L-Factor in the Drake Equation represents the length of an intelligent civilization. This is the most significant single factor in the equation. The L-Factor Limits Contact With ET Aliens The Length of a Civilization should be […]

The Singularity is an Ascension

An Ascension is the act of an individual or group or species collectively raising their level of consciousness away from simple physical existence and toward spiritual existence. Because this describes an ascending beyond our current state, it is difficult to define. In science fiction, it ranges from a fairly static physical form with greatly enhanced […]

The L-Factor Limits Contact With ET Aliens

The Drake Equation is a fascinating way to predict the chances of intelligent life existing in the universe. It combines factors of how many stars are in a galaxy, how many planets might be around stars, how many of those planets might be habitable, how many habitable planets spawn life, how many life forms achieve […]

The Length of a Civilization

The Drake Equation attempts to estimate how many intelligent civilizations may have developed over time in a given area of space. One of the most important factors in the equation is the length (L) of time that a civilization exists. This is wide open to speculation and it is tempting to assume that an advanced […]

Imagine a Pea in a Swimming Pool

The standard size for an Olympic swimming pool is 50 meters long and 25 meters wide. Imagine a square pool half that size; 25 meters by 25 meters and around 9 feet deep. Throw into that pool a pea. The average pea is about 1/8 inch in diameter. The pool represents our galaxy, the Milky […]

Old Intelligence is Already Here

The article referenced below ponders the question of whether our technology is too primitive to detect advanced ET life. Yes, our technology is too primitive to detect technology that is advanced far enough beyond ours to avoid detection. The electromagnetic “profile” of life on Earth has been spreading out into space for about 100 years […]

Search for Old Intelligence

Our Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) programs scan the cosmos for tell-tale electromagnetic traces of other civilizations. They hope to find a beacon announcing the presence of an intelligent species out among the stars, but they also are looking for any signal that might indicate intelligence even though it is not intended as an announcement. […]

Explore the Scale of the Universe

Use the slide bar below the picture frame to move across the scale range and explore groups of objects found in similar size ranges. From strings and quantum foam at the low end to measuring galactic superclusters in “yottameters” (10^24th meters) and whatever is beyond the limits of our vision in time. Scale of the […]

Singularity Theory May Explain Fermi Paradox

The Drake equation demonstrates that due to the vast scope of our universe, it is highly unlikely that there is not intelligent life other than us. The Fermi paradox ponders why (considering the results from the Drake equation) we have not yet detected any other intelligent life. Singularity theory anticipates a point in time where […]

ET Slow Scan

ET phone home. . . slowly. In cyber-security, a stealthy attempt at reconnaissance often involves slowing down a scan until the time frame goes below the parameters in the intrusion detection signatures and the scan effectively disappears from the radar of the defenders. SETI radio astronomers monitor space for tell-tale radio signals that might demonstrate […]