Are We the Only Intelligent Beings in the Universe?

The Anthropic Argument against the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence.

A photo of a silhouette of standing woman looking at the Milky Way Galaxy at night. The woman is standing on a desert landscape. A multitude of stars light up the night sky.
Silhouette of standing woman looking at the Milky Way Galaxy at night. Source: Denis Belitsky, via Shutterstock.

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, began as a scientific discipline about 60 years ago; despite decades of searching, we still don’t have any hard scientific evidence for the existence of alien civilizations. There are many…

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Jimmy Ng, Ph. D

Jimmy Ng, Ph. D

I write about the real science behind science fiction topics; 3x top writer (science, space, future); semiconductor engineer by day