The Paradox

14 July 2018

On our way to pick up Mae from the airport I was listening to an NPR podcost about the Fermi Paradox. 

The Fermi paradox, or Fermi's paradox, named after physicist Enrico Fermi, is the apparent contradiction between the lack of evidence and high probability estimates for the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations.

I noticed in the backseat that Quinn had put down his iPad and was staring out the window.  He was listening to the podcast.    (We were sitting in stopped traffic on the 101.)


After the podcast was over, we talked about it a little bit and he believes that there is life out there and that anything is possible in our universe.   On the podcast they were talking about Drake's Equation which determines the probability of extraterrestrials but Quinn had already read about that in one of his books.  This kid!

Speaking of this kid.  He and a band camp counselor, Kingsley, coincidentally wore the same color shirt for the first three days of band camp.  Blue, Red, Green.  On day 4 Kingsley said he was going to wear a tie dyed shirt even though he wasn't going to be at camp that day.  Quinn still chose to coordinate...


On Friday Kingsley planned to wear a beach shirt.  Although Quinn wasn't going to camp on Friday he chose....


This is a shirt I got for a trip to Hawaii several years ago that Quinn refused to wear.  Dang.
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