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Fun Philosophy: The Fermi Paradox - Why Haven't We Been Contacted by Aliens Yet?

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Dr Pete PhD Earth Science Philosophy Geology
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Exploring the paradox created from the recent discovery: a) there are probably millions of habitable exoplanets in our Galaxy, then b) the Galaxy should be full of Aliens; so c) why haven't we heard from them yet- this is the Fermi Paradox

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US Grade 6 - 9
To think and learn without realising it, because you are having fun! Students will be come aware of the debates surrounding the evolution of life and civilizations, and the difficulties of space travel.
I have a PhD in Philosophy and have taught this class many times - it's one of my favourites and all my students have really enjoyed it too.
This class may discuss that we are alone in the Universe and how temporary our civilization may be and that we may destroy ourselves before we ever create a civilization in space that can be detectable. This is done in a light hearted way where I explain that this is very unlikely, but more sensitive students may find these topics upsetting and if anyone appears upset they will be offered the opportunity to leave the class early with a full refund. Also parents will be contacted to let them know.
https://www.britannica.com/story/the-fermi-paradox-where-are-all-the-aliens

https://www.seti.org/fermi-paradox-0
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I teach Earth Science and Philosophy on Outschool and am very passionate about the topics I teach. You can join any of my classes anytime. They do follow on from each other, but can also be taken as stand alone classes. 

I use the lecture-style... 
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$50

per class
Meets once
50 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-16
3-12 learners per class

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