Astronomy, Astrobiology, & The Fermi Paradox I: Introductions, and Space & Time

byCellBioGuy4y26th Jul 201522 comments

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This is the first in a series of posts I am putting together on a personal blog I just started two days ago as a collection of my musings on astrobiology ("The Great A'Tuin" - sorry, I couldn't help it), and will be reposting here.  Much has been written here about the Fermi paradox and the 'great filter'.   It seems to me that going back to a somewhat more basic level of astronomy and astrobiology is extremely informative to these questions, and so this is what I will be doing.  The bloggery is intended for a slightly more general audience than this site (hence much of the content of the introduction) but I think it will be of interest.  Many of the points I will be making are ones I have touched on in previous comments here, but hope to explore in more detail.

This post references my first two posts - an introduction, and a discussion of our apparent position in space and time in the universe.  The blog posts may be found at:

http://thegreatatuin.blogspot.com/2015/07/whats-all-this-about.html

http://thegreatatuin.blogspot.com/2015/07/space-and-time.htm