News Briefs 23-01-2012

And when I'm home, I'm not at home...

Quote of the Day:

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

Albert Einstein

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emlong's picture
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http://www.amazon.com/Mind-Machines-You-...

"Mind Machines You Can Build"

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The Fermi paradox is ironic. Here's this very intelligent guy who decided to play a part in the development of atom bombs.

Along come the galactic colonizers to look over the Earth, and they see atom bombs exploding. Digging deeper, they find out that one of our honored scientists is helping to develop and test weapons capable of rendering the planet uninhabitable.

The horrified visitors from the galaxy leave behind a few minor vessels to gather damning documentation for a few years. Humanity goes on quoting Fermi's question, unaware that Fermi himself is the reason that there are no galactic visitors.