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§.§.§.§.§.     ####.== fermi's paradox ==.####      ..§.§.§.§.
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§.§.§.§.§. on earth  (the planet where  i  live)  a .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. lot of  us  have antennas on our  houses ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. or  balconies,  we   have   built  large .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. antenne  for  larger bandwith,  we  have ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.     build specialized antennaes for      .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.    specific wavelengths (and sent them   ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. into orbit), we've  built large as  fuck .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.              antenna arrays              ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. we've virtually built an antenna with  a .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.          dish as large as earth.         ..§.§.§.§.
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§.§.§.§.§. we've learned about  our position in the ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.      solar system, our solar systems     .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. placement  in   the  galaxy,   and   our ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. galaxys placement in the  local cluster, .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. and  =our= local  clusters  place in the ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.          grand scheme of things          .§§.§.§.§.
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§.§.§.§.§. and  we're  moving  around  the  sun  at .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. velocity and the suns moving  around the ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. center  of  the  galaxy  at velocity and .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. the  galaxy is  moving  toward andromeda ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.    and we're both moving anticlockwise   .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. around  the galaxy. and we as a  species ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. have learned to take all that in account .§§.§.§.§.
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§.§.§.§.§. and  despite  all this, despinte all our .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.    (cliche) beaming of fucking stellar   ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. radio  programmes  out  in fucking space .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. at the  speed  of light  (light  is  our ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. medium! goodspeed you, black emperor!),  .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.      despite ghosts helping and the      ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.     collective consciousness lowpass     .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.    filtering, despite our very obvious   ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. beaming  of all  our  secrets  in  every .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.          direction known to us,          ..§.§.§.§.
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§.§.§.§.§. no   .    one   .    has    .   answered ..§.§.§.§.
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§.§.§.§.§.     ####.== fermi's paradox ==.####      .§§.§.§.§.
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§.§.§.§.§.             so why is that?              ..§.§.§.§.
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§.§.§.§.§. most  opponents to  intelligent  life in ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. the  universe say it's because you  need .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. a  class one-or-the-other  star  and the ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. planet  needs  to  be  at  a  see-and-so .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. distance away from  the star (like there ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.           has to be a planet!)           .§§.§.§.§.
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§.§.§.§.§. but  really   isn't   that  keeping  the .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.      definition of life really lax?      ..§.§.§.§.
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§.§.§.§.§. i think everyone agrees  that we have no ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. idea  what we're doing (and it  probably .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.                  shows)                  ..§.§.§.§.
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§.§.§.§.§.     ####.== fermi's paradox ==.####      .§§.§.§.§.
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§.§.§.§.§. i'm  gonna go  smoke  my third cigarette ..§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§. this year  and try  to snatch some beers .§§.§.§.§.
§.§.§.§.§.        from the local beer thing         ..§.§.§.§.
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