About

I am a German Debian/Gnu Linux using atheist software engineer who graduated in astrophysics and currently lives in California. This probably makes me a member of a minority.

I actually started this blog to write about Debian, Linux and atheism, but for some reason I got stuck with posts about global warming because it interests me most at the moment. This may change after some time when I get bored with it. I got the idea for the name ‘Fermi Paradox’ after reading a (stupid) paper about the Fermi Paradox. I intended to blog about it, but so far never did. But the name stuck, and I think it is quite appropriate:

Whatever nature has in store for mankind, unpleasant as it may be, men must accept, for ignorance is never better than knowledge. Enrico Fermi (unsourced, but nice)

 

5 responses to “About

  1. What an interesting blog you have. I think you should either fill in this page or remove it.

  2. Thanks for reminding me. Is this better now?

  3. Why yes, it is lovely now.

  4. yoramgat

    I found your blog by Googling . Being an atheist myself, I was wondering if any of the army of online atheists has dealt with the issues that Fermi’s paradox poses for atheism.

    As I see it, Fermi’s paradox implies that either we are more or less alone in the universe (or at the very least, in the galaxy), or that there is an advanced universal (or at the very least, galactic) civilization that keeps our galaxy in an unspoiled state. I find that either of those possibilities takes us some way toward a theist position.

    Do you have any ideas on the matter?

  5. yoramgat

    This didn’t come out right. The first sentence should read:

    I found your blog by Googling Fermi + paradox + atheism.

    Yoram Gat.

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