This Animated Explanation Of The Fermi Paradox Is Fantastic

The Great Silence is a vexing problem we all love to speculate and argue about, but it’s not the most intuitive concept. This wonderful animated video by Kurz Gesagt explains the problem that is the Fermi Paradox and why our apparent isolation in the galaxy is so damned weird.


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I feel like a lot of the pushback given to the Fermi Paradox comes from people not realizing that their easy off-the-cuff “rebuttals” of it have already been thought of, and are in fact why it’s called a paradox in the first place.