Aliens: What is ‘The Great Filter’?

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When we look into the vastness of space in search of advanced civilisations, we find nothing. We are the only civilisation we can be sure we’ve found and, let’s be honest, it was pretty easy to find ourselves. Other species, however, have proven more elusive.

In my previous post, I discussed why it is likely that we should have seen aliens. Yet, we don’t seem to see anything. Just dead space: planets…

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Richard Vincent

Richard Vincent

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Physics graduate based in London. I write about physics and sometimes philosophy, ethics, psychology and insights found at the intersection of these.