posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 05:34 PM
There is also this assumption that all alien races, if they existed, would have the same agenda and agree on everything. Like they would all agree to
quarantine us because we're so dangerous or spiritually ignorant, or whatever. I find that more difficult to believe than their existence.
In order to go along with that idea, you have to imagine a space civilization not only powerful enough to get around space, but also powerful enough
to keep all the other equally powerful (or more powerful) civilizations from messing with Earth. At some point, they're either going to fail, or
determine we're just not going to be worth the trouble to defend.
That's why I tend to go with more boring explanations, and think:
1) There is no other planet with life on it in the universe. We're just a weird fluke. It could happen.
2) If there are space-faring civilizations out there, they are so few and far between that we'll never even know about them, making them for all
practical purposes non-existent.
3) If there are space-faring civilizations close enough to get to us, we're so inconsequential to them that for all practical purposes we don't
exist to them.
This universe is really big, and really cold.