Brian Cox Explains Why We Haven't Seen Aliens Yet – And It Is Pretty Terrifying

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Famous physicist Prof. Brian Cox has recently made an entry in one of astronomy's most inquisitive and vital questions: Given the high possibility of intelligent alien life randomly prevailing in the ceaselessly massive universe, why, still, haven't we discovered any sort of indication of it? What could be the reason?



This question is very old and it was Italian physicist Enrico Fermi, who put forward this question in the 1950s, in what’s now known as the Fermi paradox. He debated there’s inconsistency between the high possibility of alien life existing and the total absence of hard indication that intelligent life has ever developed outside of Earth.

So he famously asked:

 “Where is everybody?”

So, Professor Cox considers that he might finally have the answer. But you will probably not like it.

According to the article published on Sunday Times, Professor Brian Cox said:

“One solution to the Fermi paradox is that it is not possible to run a world that has the power to destroy itself and that needs global collaborative solutions to prevent that.”
Yup, basically there's a strong possibility aliens wipe themselves out via political chaos before they ever become advanced enough to start an interstellar exploration. That's does seem like where we are headed at the moment.

He went on to warn:


“It may be that the growth of science and engineering inevitably outstrips the development of political expertise, leading to disaster. We could be approaching that position.”

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  1. It's sad but unfortunately it can be true.

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    1. I see plenty of Aliens every day, just go outside, :)

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    2. they r called minions...lots of coloured and blank coloured big bags of mostly water....they are evrywhere...learning how to mess things up...like life, lives....

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  2. I believe time has a big role, i assume there are many great civilisations but not in our neighbourhood and not in the same timeframe aaaaaaaand if you were an intelligent race in the next starsysthem, would you be interested in contacting us ?

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  3. Not a new idea to be sure. But his sample size is exactly 'one.' I don't think it's possible to predict how an alien society to behave, unless they were so much like us that they were not alien. This smacks of the Familiarity Bias. It's not very scientific.

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  4. It could simply be that we're the last stop on someone's trade route. Example: I used to get my parcels (UPS, FedEx, USPS) in the early afternoon, like before 1PM, because I lived closer to the center of the city. Now, since I've moved, they come much later, usually after 5 PM, because I'm now at the extreme edge of the delivery zone. Perhaps we're just at the outer edge of the Galactic trade routes...

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  5. Or they have seen Earth and its off limits for next 1000 years !

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  6. cox is a fool, should stick to playing keyboard in a shitty 90s band.

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    1. Cox is not a fool. If he were he wouldn't have a Ph.D in physics and would be just like you - ignorant and opinionated.

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  7. Or ET is just sitting back , waiting for us to blow our selves to hell, because of some stupid argument, Then they'll wonder over, pick out a nice place to live,
    and away they go....

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  8. would anyone out there trust us...

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  9. I am glad everyone has an opinion on this. Maybe between the bunch of us that can see the destructive path we are on,and if we can see it,why can't everybody else? Who really knows. Who cares what other civilization are doing,or did? We just need to be the Best we can be and eventually the Universe will come to Us. So,stop lookin out,and start lookin in.

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  10. Sign the http://ExtraterrestrialDisclosurePetition.com

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  11. The question is, Has any species advanced to the knowledge time or light speed travel? The distances are too vast to just go cruising the stars. Are star gates real?

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    1. There is no evidence that time travel (backwards in time that is) is possible and travel at light speed is definitely not possible for objects with a positive rest mass. If you don't believe me study relativity like I did.

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  12. We are all simply too far apart. It ain't rocke... oh, wait.. yeah, it is!!

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  13. So we need to be slaves to a one world government to keep us from killing ourselves. If you need proof for that just blook how empty our universe is

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  14. "look" not "blook" hoard to typpe after eatin halfa tarkey

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  15. I made the exact same argument in Scenario Magazine jan. 2017:
    http://www.scenariomagazine.com/weapons-of-destruction-for-the-masses/

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  16. First - Fermi's comment is not a paradox. Second - If Mr. Cox was a real scientist and not a celebrity with a degree he would know that there are two good reasons why we have not encountered aliens - time and distance. On the universe time scale the existence of humanity is the blink of an eye. Unless we chuck everything we think we know about the laws of physics the distances of the universe are too vast for us to encounter an alien species unless it was living next door (in galactic terms). And if it was it would next to exist closely to us not only in distance, but in time - which makes the odds damn near infinite. If by some remote chance warp speed or wormholes exist an intelligence that was advanced enough to solve those problems would regard us as nothing more than a troublesome parasite to be eradicated before it ruined this planet. Now that is scary.

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  17. Any advanced alien life form within 100 light years of our solar system would pick up our e/m broadcasts from radio, TV etc etc. Which might pique their interest.

    Why don’t we detect same from the supposedly numerous life forms around the universe from their chatter, assuming the laws of physics are similar wherever you are?

    Methinks B.Cox May have more than a degree to his name. Seems these days it’s not the quality of discussion that counts, but how many insulting labels you can attach to an opinion you may not share, often accompanied by dodgy non sequiturs short of any empirical evidence.

    These days you are a remoaner, enemy of the people etc thanks to the trolls.

    Great that B.Cox has stimulated debate. Maybe in our responses we are just helping to prove that there are no intelligent life forms in the universe at all ��

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