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Would Discovering Alien Life Ruin Us?

Feb 3, 2018 @ 4pm ()

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell discusses the Great Filter hypothesis and helps us ponder is effects of discovering alien life.

Either we’re super lucky to be here and we took a huge step in our development so we’re the first, or we haven’t and that next step is ahead of us; which basically spells out certain doom because any alien civilization that came before us wiped itself out once it got to that step. Bill Bryson discusses the former in his book A Short History of Nearly Everything. As much as I want to “believe”, I’m going to bet on the fact that we’re just really really lucky to be alive. Of course some would argue if we’re lucky at all. Any who! Watch!