... Or 8 Reasons They Don't Want to Find Us
Mankind has been looking to make contact with extra-terrestrial life for decades. With programs like SETI and other massive advancements in communications technology in the past century, why hasn’t it happened yet? Why haven’t we heard from aliens?
Like many cosmic questions, the answer to “Is there life out there?” has many theories. We’ve compiled the following list of eight of the most plausible scientific theories answering why we can’t call E.T. our friend, neighbor, or enemy…
The Rare Earth Hypothesis
Basically, this is the idea that there is just us. Planets like Earth, that have the unique hospitality for life, are extremely impossible to replicate throughout the universe. If there is another carbon-based planet out there… it could be pretty hard to find.
The Gaian Bottleneck
Dr. Aditya Chopra, an astrobiologist, came up with this hypothesis that all other lifeforms are already dead. Whatever habitable environment they had on any planet has since been destabilized to the point where life ceased to exist.
Looks like we’re the lucky ones in this scenario… My apologies to any aliens reading this, I’m sure your home planet used to be nice!
The Great Silence
Intelligent life has given us a galactic “cold shoulder” due to our primitive existence. Other beings that can harness the energy of an entire galaxy have decided not to even give the time of day to a planet that mostly runs on burning its own trash and dead things.
Or perhaps they picked up some rogue transmissions of literally any reality TV show put on TLC after 2005 and decided we weren’t worthy.