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...