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...