Astrobiological Phase Transition: Towards Resolution of Fermi’s Paradox

@article{Cirkovic2008AstrobiologicalPT,
  title={Astrobiological Phase Transition: Towards Resolution of Fermi’s Paradox},
  author={Milan M. Cirkovic and Branislav Vukoti{\'c}},
  journal={Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres},
  year={2008},
  volume={38},
  pages={535-547}
}
Can astrophysics explain Fermi’s paradox or the “Great Silence” problem? If available, such explanation would be advantageous over most of those suggested in literature which rely on unverifiable cultural and/or sociological assumptions. We suggest, instead, a general astrobiological paradigm which might offer a physical and empirically testable paradox resolution. Based on the idea of James Annis, we develop a model of an astrobiological phase transition of the Milky Way, based on the concept… Expand

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