Down with the Fermi “Paradox”!
Messages to Aliens, the Drake Equation and the Fermi Paradox
Presented at the BIS Space History Conference, Charterhouse, 25 July 2014
Is it a good idea to transmit messages out into the Galaxy to nearby stars in the hope of making first contact with an alien civilisation?
Is it a bad idea to draw attention to ourselves, in case there are dangerous predators out there which have not yet discovered us?
Or is it just a distraction from more urgent concerns, because there’s nobody out there listening anyway?