Scenario Block Diagram Analysis of the Galactic Evolution of Life


S. Ashworth (2018), JBIS71, pp.212-215

Refcode: 2018.71.212
Keywords: Fermi Paradox, Hart-Tipler Argument, Extraterrestrial life, Block diagram analysis

The current ignorance of science concerning the abundance and nature of life on a galactic scale allows a number of possible scenarios to exist. These may be organised using a Scenario Block Diagram. This approach may be used to inform discussions on the Hart-Tipler Argument, also known, incorrectly, as the Fermi Paradox. Due to the continued popularity of the idea that a paradox exists, the observations to be made in the coming centuries which are required to establish that such a paradox does indeed exist are broadly indicated.