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Sep 6, 2022

Humans are the First Aliens. Here’s Why

Posted by in categories: evolution, existential risks, information science

Where are all the aliens?! This is the essence to the Fermi Paradox. It’s most popular solution is the “Great Filter.” What is the obstacle that life and/or intelligent species are unlikely to survive? Let’s discuss.

00:00 Cold Open.
00:18 Introduction.
00:48 History of the Fermi Paradox.
02:48 Fermi Paradox Explained.
03:55 Drake Equation Explained.
07:04 The Great Filter.
09:56 Rare Earth Hypothesis.
10:53 Geologic Time in Galactic Years.
14:48 Evolution of Intelligent Life.
17:03 Conclusions.
19:11 Poll Results.
19:47 Outro.
20:10 Featured Comment.

Nick Lucid — Host/Writer/Editor/Animator.
Natalie Wells — Researcher.

VIDEO ANNOTATIONS/CARDS

What is Life?
https://youtu.be/AF2Ykg8Fq2w.

Cosmic Time:
https://youtu.be/mbe6ZbGuQFg.

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