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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          @#****\-^,
,^-\*$#£@#                                          #@£#$*\-^,
,^-\*$#£## and  we're  moving  around  the  sun  at ##£#$*\-^,
,,,,---*$£ velocity  and the suns moving around the £$*---,,,,
,,,^\\*$#£ center of  the  galaxy at  velocity  and £#$*\\^,,,
,^-\**$$£@ the galaxy  is  moving toward  andromeda @£$$**\-^,
,^-\*$#£@#    and we're both moving anticlockwise   #@£#$*\-^,
,,,,,^\*## 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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