Tuesday, December 25, 2007
For over a century humanity has searched the skies for signs of other intelligent civilizations. In fact, Nikola Tesla designed an early radio for specifically this purpose. That search has found nothing but a black silence spanning 13.7 billion lights years in every direction. No other known place in this inconceivably huge expanse is there creatures that we can call friends. I hope that everyone, myself included, keeps this fact in mind as we interact with others. Life and mind seem to be vanishingly scarce resources. May we be grateful for every day that we experience them.