Fermi's Paradox - The Last Challenge For Copernicanism?

  title={Fermi's Paradox - The Last Challenge For Copernicanism?},
  author={Milan M. Cirkovic},
  journal={Serbian Astronomical Journal},
  • M. Cirkovic
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • Serbian Astronomical Journal
We review Fermi's paradox (or the 'Great Silence' problem), not only arguably the oldest and crucial problem for the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI), but also a conundrum of profound scientific, philosophical and cultural importance. By a simple analysis of observation selection effects, the correct resolution of Fermi's paradox is certain to tell us something about the future of humanity. Already a more than three quarters of a century old puzzle - and a quarter of century… Expand

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