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Opher's World


The reason why we haven’t encountered or detected intelligent life on other planets is not because it hasn’t evolved elsewhere. It has probably evolved in our own galaxy hundreds of thousands of times.

The distances involved are so enormous it is impossible for the human mind to imagine but even that is not the main obstacle.

If there are intelligent civilisations out there is space they would be producing radio output that we would be able to detect.

Our technology is advanced enough to detect transmissions but it will take an enormous amount of time and effort to scan all the possible sources. Even so we should have found some trace by now.

My own view is that intelligent life has probably evolved hundreds of thousands of times but has been destroyed by its own stupidity.

Human beings have only been around as a species for a mere hundred thousand…

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