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Brian Cox Explains Why We Haven’t Seen Aliens Yet – And It Isn’t Pretty

Brian Cox

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There is one of the most curious questions in the field of astronomy that has been existing for a quite long time. It says that if we think there is the high probability of extraterrestrial life living in the endlessly magnificent universe, why up to now, we have got any clear evidence of it.

This question is well-known as the Fermi paradox, because it was first put forward by Italian physicist Enrico Fermi in the 1950s. He argued that there dis exit a contradiction between the high probability of alien life in the universe and the complete lack of clear evidence that intelligent life has ever evolved outside of Earth.

So his famous question was “Where is everybody?”

Now Professor Cox thinks he might solve this famous question. But it isn’t too cheery.

In the article published in the Sunday Times, Cox explained that one solution to the Fermi paradox was that it was impossible to manage a world that had the power to destroy itself and that required global collaborative solutions to prevent that.

So basically there’s an opportunity aliens wipe themselves out through political turmoil before they had turned so advanced to start with an interstellar exploration.

Professor Cox gave his warning that if the growth of science and engineering would definitely outstripped the development of political expertise, the cause of that disaster. The mankind might be approaching that position.

Gulp.

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