Intelligent aliens might have destroyed themselves, says renowned English physicist.
The renowned English physicist Brian Cox, an Advanced Fellow of particle physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester has issued a gloomy prediction about the possibility of aliens contacting human beings in the near future. According to Cox, humanity will not receive a message from intelligent extra-terrestrial life at any time in the imminent future, and it is likely that Earth will never receive a message at all.
Owing to the nature of the infinite vastness of space it is a commonplace to believe that extra-terrestrial must be out there somewhere in the cosmos. However, in response to that a physicist named Enrico Fermi put forward what is known as the Fermi paradox. Essentially, the Fermi paradox suggests that while there is strong evidence for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, there is equally strong evidence that it does not exist. If aliens are out there, why have they not attempted to make contact with Earth yet?
Dr Cox believes that he could have the answer. “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, ” he said “it may be that the growth of science and engineering inevitably outstrips the development of political expertise, leading to disaster.”
What this means is that when a species of intelligent approaches a certain level of technological, scientific knowledge their political system may act to render the species extinct. Chillingly, the physicist has suggested that humanity itself might be approaching this position.
This does not mean that human beings will never come across alien life in the universe, it just means that the life will not be as advanced as humans are. It is likely that the first form of alien life human beings will discover will be single celled organisms concealed in planets or other celestial bodies with oceans such as one of Saturn’s moons, Dione or Europa, or perhaps a relatively nearby planet referred to as Proxima B.