Thursday January 21, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part III


BALA-AMIN: Fermi was a pre-contact guy. He wondered where all the aliens were.

LANDON: The aliens showed up. Question answered.

BALA-AMIN: Fermi's math says they showed up a few billion years later than they should have.

LANDON: Does the math say why they were late?

BALA-AMIN: One theory said that intelligent life keeps wiping itself out.

LANDON: For a scientist, this Fermi fellow didn't think very highly of intelligence.