In and earlier post titled “The Fermi Paradox,” I quoted two suppositions postulated by physicist David Kestenbaum as a possible explanation for why we have had no apparent contact with extraterrestrial life. To wit:
- It is the nature of intelligent life to destroy itself
- It is the nature of intelligent life to destroy other life
In light of our double mass murder here in the U.S., on the same day no less, it’s kind of hard to get this out of my mind.