The physicist sees two major trends in the world today: the first is toward a multicultural, scientific, tolerant society; the other, as evidenced by terrori...

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Comment by Todd Parola on March 28, 2012 at 2:31am

Will we make it? Scientific concern grows at the silence of outer space.

The magnitude of the heavens dictates there must be millions of stars that could support planets like our own; star systems that would host species and civilizations far more advanced than our own. But still, all the instruments sing a reticent universe. Where is everyone? 

The current speculation observes that radio technology (on whose waves might ride newsreels from our galactic cousins), is roughly contemporaneous with nuclear technology, and that perhaps those world's messages simply never survived their brush with nuclear technology.

The universe should be teaming with radio noise, but it isn't. 

What does this augur for our planet's hopes for survival over the next one hundred years?

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