Quiet Times & the spiritual answer to the Fermi paradox

Here’s another story for you. Suppose Captain Kirk and the Starship Enterprise set out on their five-year mission to chart all the systems in this galactic sector (50 lightyear radius, about 1500 stars – obviously they can’t really visit all of them at warp factor seven (343 times lightspeed), but let’s say humanity sent outContinue reading “Quiet Times & the spiritual answer to the Fermi paradox”

The impending catastrophe, part one

This one goes out to the dystopians. Who are not the ones I love. An underlying assumption, if I can put it that way, behind everything I have been saying is the reality of the so-called ‘Zoo hypothesis’ – that’s to say this galactic sector is teeming with intelligent, spacefaring civilisations. Likewise, the intimately relatedContinue reading “The impending catastrophe, part one”