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Paul B. Hartzog's picture

Exploring the Galaxy in 1 Month

In his book Is There Life on Other Worlds, Poul Anderson makes a point about how long it would take to explore the galaxy. The "isolation" argument is usually used to explain why we have not been visited by extra-terrestrial life, i.e. it would take so long that this can be taken as a reason that we have not encountered any aliens so far (to our knowledge). However, the argument contains a flaw, which is that the exploration, or the growth of knowledge about explored systems, is linear.

kelson.philo's picture

Anyone heard of Galaxiki

Anyone heard of these guys? Any thoughts on the subject? It would seem to make for an interesting mashup with the Oort, possibly:

http://www.galaxiki.org/