According to the Drake Equation there are approximately 40 bajillion habitable planets in our galaxy. Ok, the number is a little lower (and a little more specific than that), but the point remains the same...with all of these planets capable of sustaining life, why isn’t the galaxy just teeming with extra-terrestrials? Or, put more succinctly- where the heck are all the aliens? Enrico Fermi posed this question to some scientist friends at a lunch in 1950 and it’s been known as the “Fermi Paradox” ever since. We dive in this week but we don’t go exploring alone as we enlist of the help of Stuff You Should Know co-host, Josh Clark. Plus, Conspiracy Bot actually helps the show by recruiting Josh (surprising), by recruiting we actually mean kidnapping (less surprising), and yes he used poison (there it is). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never proven the existence of aliens, but how else would you explain Giorgio Tsoukalos' hair – Hysteria 51.
Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV
Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Book | Sarah Scoles
Rare Earth Book | Donald E. Brownlee & Peter Douglas Ward
The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? https://youtu.be/sNhhvQGsMEc
The Fermi Paradox II — Solutions and Ideas - https://youtu.be/1fQkVqno-uI
The Great Filter - https://bit.ly/2fO7aUm
Scientific American - https://bit.ly/2fSV4JQ
Wait Byt Why - https://bit.ly/2ljK7s1
Fermi Paradox - https://bit.ly/2ULLgVO
SYSK - https://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/
End of the World w/ Josh Clark - https://www.theendwithjosh.com/
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