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...