Spatio-temporal constraints on the zoo hypothesis, and the breakdown of total hegemony

  title={Spatio-temporal constraints on the zoo hypothesis, and the breakdown of total hegemony},
  author={Duncan H. Forgan},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  pages={341 - 347}
  • D. Forgan
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology, Physics
  • International Journal of Astrobiology
Abstract The Zoo Hypothesis posits that we have not detected extraterrestrial intelligences (ETIs) because they deliberately prevent us from detecting them. While a valid solution to Fermi's Paradox, it is not particularly amenable to rigorous scientific analysis, as it implicitly assumes a great deal about the sociological structure of a plurality of civilizations. Any attempt to assess its worth must begin with its most basic assumption – that ETIs share a uniformity of motive in shielding… Expand
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