Deep Astronomy Live! The Great Filter (Followup)

The last Deep Astronomy Live! broadcast generated a lot of great discussion in the comments and I want to take come time to respond to many of them specifically, such as these (and many more): "You're making too many assumptions" "We haven't been ar

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The last Deep Astronomy Live! broadcast generated a lot of great discussion in the comments and I want to take come time to respond to many of them specifically, such as these (and many more):

"You're making too many assumptions"
"We haven't been around long enough, nor listening long enough to know for sure if anyone is out there"
"You're arguing that absence of evidence means evidence of absence"

Also, this was timely:
http://marketbusinessnews.com/stephen-hawking-warns-of-growing-human-race-self-destruction-risk/121330

Another timely post from Australia:
http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/the-aliens-are-silent-because-they-are-all-extinct

http://news.discovery.com/space/alien-life-exoplanets/why-cant-we-find-aliens-climate-change-killed-them-160121.htm

More further reading:
Some links for further reading:
http://mason.gmu.edu/~rhanson/greatfilter.html
http://www.nickbostrom.com/extraterrestrial.pdf
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/if-there-are-aliens-out-there-where-are-they/
http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/9901322
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1983QJRAS..24..113S

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