Author Archives: Colin Andrew Ferm

Blog: Some Rare Good News From the Supreme Court

Police may no longer examine all the contents on your phone just because you got pulled over and arrested. Yes, they used to claim they could. But not any more, according to the Supreme Court.

Blog: World Science Festival: Alien Life: Will We Know It When We See It? Part I

Part the first: two minutes of hate directed at Public Radio host and panel moderator John Hockenberry.

Blog: Alien Communication & More On The Fermi Paradox

Urgh… the whole Fermi Paradox thing has been gnawing at my insides, especially after reading an article about how advanced civilizations might communicate.

Blog: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

There’s a reason Robert Heinlein is considered a master of science-fiction. And this book is a perfect example as to why. It’s been decades since it was first published but its setting, politics, and humanity remain relevant today.

Blog: Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News?

With the discovery of an Earth-sized habitable in its star’s “goldilocks” zone, the question some are asking is, “Why haven’t we discovered alien life yet?” Some speculate a planet like this might be proof that advanced civilizations just can’t survive The Great Filter.