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Space Force, Aliens, and Enrico Fermi 5/5 (5)

All joking aside, why are we creating the Space Force? Is it to get a leg up on all the other countries in space, or rather something far more troubling. Do Aliens exist? No, not the aliens that have you screaming “Build the wall!” Actual extraterrestrial life from another planet(s). We took a poll on the internets yesterday, and the results were unsurprising.

82 % of those surveyed believe that extraterrestrial life exists. 18% believe that aliens don’t exist, we’re full of shit and should be drawn and quartered.

In response to that, we say first off, f*** you, secondly has anyone here heard of the Fermi Paradox? If not the premise is simple and we’ll break it down Barney style for you.

Buttloads of stars like ours. High probability of Earth-like planets. High probability of intelligent civilization, way older than us. Could definitely have contacted us by now.

Aliens

It’s a really Barney style description, but that’s the premise, and there are a few solutions to the paradox, none are definitive. They are as follows;

Advanced civilization is watching us, waiting, like a creepy voyeur. Ew.

Advanced civilization definitely blew themselves the f*** up.

They are not advanced.

So the questions we pose are these;

Have we known about extraterrestrial life for a while?

Have they just now contacted us?

Are we as humanity, ready to know that there is in fact, extraterrestrial life out there?

Based on the Drake Equation, which is closely related to the Fermi Paradox, people have been extremely generous or extremely pessimistic in their views and as many as 100,000 civilizations have been proposed and as few as less than one…not sure how you have a fraction of a civilization, but that’s a whole bunch of math that our crayon eating brains can’t handle.

So the question remains for all of you faithful readers…does extraterrestrial life exist? And if you’re certain that it does…is it cause you got butt probed? You can tell us, we won’t judge.

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. August 9, 2018 at 3:24 am — Reply

    all joking aside, do you want china, russia, or iran (long-shot there i know) to be the dominate power in space?

    • John Fannin
      August 9, 2018 at 8:22 am — Reply

      Don’t recall us saying we wanted them to be…or insinuated that we shouldn’t be…

  2. JohnG
    August 9, 2018 at 9:18 am — Reply

    Another command without troops …and in this case, we don’t even have a spaceship. Good officer billets tho, think of all the MSMs and DSMs that you can write yourself up for!

    • John Fannin
      August 10, 2018 at 7:19 am — Reply

      Remember that one time that none of the branches existed, and then they did? Somehow they got filled with enlisted ranks, we’re not sure how…

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John spent four years as a 0351, Infantry Assaulltman in the United States Marine Corps. He deployed twice to the city of Ramadi, Iraq with 3rd Battalion 7th Marines. After leaving the Marine Corps in 2008 John pursued a degree in Kinesiology from Texas Lutheran University. During his time at TLU, John was fortunate enough to play football for a year and serve the local community as a volunteer firefighter. After graduating John worked as a personal trainer for few years before coming to work at American Grit. John is also the proud owner of a great beard.