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...