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“What’s Delaying First Contact?” from Unveiled, alternate title “4 Reasons Why We Still Haven’t Found Aliens”, or explaining the Fermi Paradox.
My own take: Intelligent civilization is but a speck of time in the history of the galaxy. Other civilizations could have risen and fallen repeatedly over time and are too far away for us to find evidence of them.
It sounds pessimistic, but escaping from Earth would require my own “Second Epiphany” (or else a real one with aliens). Check also this Washington Post op-ed Sunday June 13, "Contacting aliens could end all life on earth. Let’s stop trying. Whatever the UFO report says, it’s time to set some rules for talking to extraterrestrials "