A            
      FERMI'S PARADOX       
                          
                                          
 THERE'S TOO LITTLE APPARENT LIFE  IN THE 
         UNIVERSE         
        OMEGA POINT         
         IT'-A       
                                          
                  THER                  
   THERE'S PROBABLY A POINT   
 (THEY TELL  ME  SO; THE ONES I TALK  TO, 
 THE   ONES   UNTOUCHED   BY  OUR  MORTAL 
                EMPTINESS)                
                                          
 THERE'S  PROBABLY A POINT  WHERE  WE TRY 
 TOO  MUCH. THE FEY ARE CURIOUS LIKE  US, 
 OR MOR A  "KILLER  FACT", SOMETHING 
 THAT  A  SPECIES THAT ISN'T CURIOUS WILL 
                NEVER FIND                
                                          
 BUT  SOMETHING THAT A  SPECIES  THAT  IS 
 CURIOUS IS BOUND  (IN  THE FEY SENSE) TO 
                 EXPLORE                  
                                          
 THE KEYWORD HERE IS SAFETY  MARGIN - 
 IT WILL  LOOK LIKE ANY  OTHER FORCE,  IT 
 WILL FIT IN THE  PUZZLE, SAFE TO  BEND - 
 BUT  IT WONT  BE, AND  THE  SECOND  THEY 
                  TRY...                  
                                          
             AND SOT            
 HEY LOOK AT US  AND  OUR PLANET AND THEY 
                 LAUH                  
 AUSE WE'RE NEXT...