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Message 1870026 - Posted: 28 May 2017, 23:50:15 UTC

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/617/fermis-paradox
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Message 1870031 - Posted: 29 May 2017, 0:10:25 UTC - in response to Message 1870026.  

That was a great program. I really have a hard time believing there is no other life intelligent, at least on our level, out there in the unfathomable vastness of the universe(s).

There was a Twilight Zone episode where the main character in a strange world to him, asks, "Where is everybody?" My mother, during her final days, asked many times, "Where is everybody?" I believe she had some connection with another dimension while her mind was packing it's bags, and maybe no one was over on that other side, or maybe no one she could comprehend (yet).
The mind is a weird and mysterious place
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Message 1870492 - Posted: 1 Jun 2017, 4:54:19 UTC - in response to Message 1870031.  

That was a great program. I really have a hard time believing there is no other life intelligent, at least on our level, out there in the unfathomable vastness of the universe(s).

And Ira checks in with Dan Werthimer, chief scientist for SETI–the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence–at Berkeley. (15 minutes)

But American life?
Enrique Fermi was an Italian.
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Message 1871385 - Posted: 6 Jun 2017, 1:04:05 UTC - in response to Message 1870492.  
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But American life?
Enrique Fermi was an Italian.


After picking up his Nobel prize in 1938 he went to the U.S. rather than returning to Italy, applied for permanent residency, and became a citizen as in 1944 which was the earliest he could do so by law.
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Message 1871415 - Posted: 6 Jun 2017, 3:54:34 UTC
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He did immigrate to the USA in 1938, became a US citizen and stayed here til he died in 1954. So he was part of American life
Ooops Mr Kevvy I didn't see your post.
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Message 1871421 - Posted: 6 Jun 2017, 4:41:19 UTC - in response to Message 1871385.  
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But American life?
Enrique Fermi was an Italian.

After picking up his Nobel prize in 1938 he went to the U.S. rather than returning to Italy, applied for permanent residency, and became a citizen as in 1944 which was the earliest he could do so by law.
I didn't know that.
But it's funny that so many Italians are into science.
And very good at it.
Well. Leonardi da Vinci and Galileo Galilei comes to mind.
Laura Bassi, Carlo Rovelli, Carlo Rubbia, Evangelista Torricelli, Francesco Maria Grimaldi and many more.

Must be the olive oil:)
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Message 1874920 - Posted: 25 Jun 2017, 0:06:16 UTC - in response to Message 1871421.  

Hey! the Romans had a great Empire for a very long time--some of the greatness is still extant.
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Message 1874948 - Posted: 25 Jun 2017, 5:51:15 UTC
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Fermi had started a physics center in Rome which persisted after his departure because his wife was a Jew and Mussolini had launched the infamous "leggi razziali". They were called "i ragazzi di via Panisperna", after the Rome street where the center was located, which is now a Physics Museum. I have personally known one of them, Emilio Segre', also a Jew escaped to USA, when I published a book of his at Mondadori. Fermi's legacy was carried on by Edoardo Amaldi, one of the Founding Fathers of both CERN and ESA, who refused all invitations by American institutions because he wanted Europe to remain a player in the physics arena. Besides being a nuclear physicist, he made the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare to start searching for gravitational waves and now it supports the Virgo interferometer in Cascina, Pisa, which is a joint Italian/French project. Now ESA has decided to build and launch the LISA three space vehicles interferometer, after NASA has abandoned the project. It will launch in 2034, so I won't see it.
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