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...