The Fermi Paradox is something I had thought about before even discovering that it had a name. If there is so much alien life out there, then why haven’t we seen it? There are a few possibilities. In my opinion, the least likely is that we really are the only intelligent life in the entire universe, a seemingly outdated view of Earthling exceptionalism.
Another argument is that there probably is or has been intelligent life in the universe, but it destroys itself before achieving radio communication by exhausting its resources, warfare, or perhaps something more humorous like in the comic above.
Or maybe there are intelligent species out there that communicate in different ways that we haven’t even invented yet.
Or maybe they just haven’t decided to share their communications with us because they see all of the violence in our society.
Or maybe it’s because humans aren’t considered “intelligent” by alien standards.
Or maybe we’re alone (but I hope not.)