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Despite the many discoveries of exoplanets and new galaxies, there is no evidence of intelligent extraterrestrial life in our universe. A new study suggests that this might be because we are really alone in the universe.
According to the latest findings humanity might not have a companion in the universe. The Fermi Paradox has underlined the contrast between the high likelihood of alien life and the lack of any evidence to support it is very high.
According to some researchers, aliens could be hiding and waiting for us to become more intelligence for them to make an appearance.
A research team at Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute believes that aliens do not exist at all. A study they published this month in the Royal Society of London shows that there is “a substantial ex ante probability” of no intelligent life outside our planet in the known universe.
Oxford researchers said that we should not be surprised if programs like SETI do not detect any alien life at all. In short, the speculation about aliens has no place in the scientific realm. The study dubbed “Dissolving the Fermi Paradox” concluded that the green little men have never existed.
‘Where Is Everyone?’
Physicist Enrico Fermi reportedly asked himself where the aliens are when his colleagues showed him a cartoon in New Yorker about aliens invading New York City. “Where is everyone?,” the physicist asked. At first, his fellow researchers thought he cast doubt on interstellar travel. But he was in doubt about the existence of intelligent alien life forms.
Many researchers have tried to answer the question ever since. According to the Drake equation, alien civilizations may be populating the Milky Way without us even knowing it.
While the Drake equation relies on mathematics, the latest study takes into account the latest discoveries in cosmology, biology, and chemistry. Scientists found that the possibility of being the sole occupants of the observable universe is much higher than the other scenarios.
Scientists estimate that the probability of us being alone in the Milky Way stands between 53% and 99.6%, while the probability of us being alone in the universe stands between 39% and 85%.
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