Five Theories About Why We Haven’t Discovered Alien Life

1. Too alien to recognize.

2. Too ethical to meddle.

3. Too smart to care.

4. Too far away to survive.

5. Don’t exist.

This is a great list. Something to think about. As I work on my novel, I’m constantly reminded that aliens would be a little far-fetched (I don’t have any aliens, it’s not that kind of science fiction) but I’ve always been a little hopeful that we might get to enjoy their company one day. Everything they bring up checks out, in a simple way, but I’d bet that if you mingled a little of 1 and 2 together you might get an alien that was like an entity which came in the form of humans or even inhabited vessels that were like our bodies (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, anyone?). There are a few good Star Trek episodes about this. One I watched recently found the away team trapped on a paradise planet with a very specific set of laws, and one way justice was meted out, and it was delivered by a god who was actually a semi-translucent ship above them.

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