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Granted, but they are so worn out from previous dalliances that they fall asleep immediately.
Granted. You have a professional grade kitchen, as graded by people who have never cooked in their entire life (aka The Miley Cyrus Foundation). Good luck cooking!I wish life was more rotund.
Granted. But, that doesn't stop the admirers from hounding your porch. I wish work were more interesting for people than it is for most.
Granted. Now you have an incorruptible wish.I wish to negate previous wish.
The first aspect of the Fermi paradox is a function of the scale or the large numbers involved: there are an estimated 200–400 billion stars in the Milky Way (2–4 ×1011) and 70 sextillion (7×1022) in the observable universe. Even if intelligent life occurs on only a minuscule percentage of planets around these stars, there might still be a great number of extant civilizations, and if the percentage were high enough it would produce a significant number of extant civilizations in the Milky Way. This creates the assumption that Earth is merely a typical planet.
The second aspect of the Fermi paradox is the argument of probability: given intelligent life's ability to overcome scarcity, and its tendency to colonize new habitats, it seems possible that at least some civilizations would be technologically advanced, seek out new resources in space, and colonize their own star system and, subsequently, surrounding star systems. Since there is no conclusive evidence on Earth or elsewhere in the known universe of other intelligent life after 13.8 billion years of the universe's history, we have a conflict requiring a resolution. Some examples of possible resolutions are that intelligent life is rarer than we think, that our assumptions about the general development or behavior of intelligent species are flawed, or, more radically, that our current scientific understanding of the nature of the universe itself is quite incomplete.
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