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12. WE EVEN HAVE SOME PRETTY DEVELOPED THEORIES ABOUT WHY WE HAVEN’T HEARD FROM ET YET

Maybe we’re the pond scum.

THE ALIENS ARE ALL DEAD

Let’s start with the most depressing theory: Maybe we haven’t found extraterrestrials because they’re all dead—at least now. The universe is 13.78 billion years old, and in that amount of time, there might have

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