Deep Astronomy Live! The Great Filter (Followup)

The last Deep Astronomy Live! broadcast generated a lot of great discussion in the comments and I want to take come time to respond to many of them specifically, such as these (and many more): "You're making too many assumptions" "We haven't been ar

Published on 2nd Feb, 2016

The last Deep Astronomy Live! broadcast generated a lot of great discussion in the comments and I want to take come time to respond to many of them specifically, such as these (and many more): "You're making too many assumptions" "We haven't been around long enough, nor listening long enough to know for sure if anyone is out there" "You're arguing that absence of evidence means evidence of absence" Also, this was timely: http://marketbusinessnews.com/stephen-hawking-warns-of-growing-human-race-self-destruction-risk/121330 Another timely post from Australia: http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/the-aliens-are-silent-because-they-are-all-extinct http://news.discovery.com/space/alien-life-exoplanets/why-cant-we-find-aliens-climate-change-killed-them-160121.htm More further reading: Some links for further reading: http://mason.gmu.edu/~rhanson/greatfilter.html http://www.nickbostrom.com/extraterrestrial.pdf http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/if-there-are-aliens-out-there-where-are-they/ http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/9901322 http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1983QJRAS..24..113S Follow DeepAstronomy on Twitter: @DeepAstronomy Like DeepAstronomy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeepAstronomy/ Like Space Fan News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpaceFan/ Follow DeepAstronomy on Google+ http://google.com/+DeepAstronomy http://google.com/+TonyDarnell We also have a great Google+ Community, come share your thoughts and join the discussion! https://plus.google.com/communities/109849939648748938781