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...