Why hasn’t Earth yet received any signals from extraterrestrials? Maybe because we’re currently unintentional tenants of a claimed cosmic zoo.
On March 18, a group of international analysts convened by the charity organization Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence analyzed one of the incidents (METI).
Around 60 experts gathered at the City of Science and Industry exposition hall in Paris for the social event, which looked at the possibility of communication with hypothesized intelligent extraterrestrials.
They explored “The Great Silence” – why haven’t strangers reached us — and looked into one possibility known as the “zoo conjecture.” According to Forbes, the theory presents Earth as a planet that is now being perceived by “galactic zookeepers” who are attempting to hide from human detection.
Experts believe that intelligent aliens may be silently monitoring humanity in a “galactic Zoo.” Scientists argue that just because we haven’t found proof of aliens doesn’t imply they haven’t found us.
During the METI summit, scientists suggested that Earth may be a galactic zoo, with advanced alien entities just looking ‘over us’ without showing themselves to prevent causing cultural and/or religious upheaval.
Experts from many fields convene at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industriem science museum to try to solve the Fermi Paradox, a conundrum that goes back to roughly 1950. ‘Where has everyone gone?’
One possible explanation is that alien watchers have been present on Earth from the dawn of time, but have worked hard to go unnoticed.
“It appears that extraterrestrials are imposing a ‘galactic quarantine’ because they recognize that learning about them would be culturally disruptive,” said co-chair Jean-Pierre Rospars, honorary research director at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique.
“On Earth, cognitive evolution has both random and predictable characteristics.”
“We can expect to find more or less identical types of intelligence everywhere, under favorable conditions, as intelligent species develop again and independently throughout the cosmos.”
There’s no reason to believe that humans have attained the pinnacle of cognition. Higher levels may emerge on Earth in the future, but they have already been attained elsewhere.”
According to meeting co-seat Jean-Pierre Rospars, a privileged research executive at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), it’s possible that extraterrestrials are effectively excluding us from contact to our benefit, on the grounds that communicating with outsiders would be “socially troublesome” for Earth.
Obviously, we haven’t received notification from outsiders because they’re encased in ice in subsurface seas, trapped on massive “super-Earth” worlds by gravity’s extreme pull, or dead because their advanced civilizations have officially obliterated themselves — as mankind may — through rampant utilization of their planet’s common assets.
However, if we need to get notification from others, we may simply need to relax and be understanding. According to Paris-Match, the Earth has been existing for 4.6 billion years, but extraterrestrial science is just 100 years old.