Bryan Moss wrote:
> Wouldn't the fact that we're here so early account for us being rare?
No, it just explains why we aren't surrounded by billion-year-old elder races. If Earth's evolution is exactly average, and life is fairly common, we would still expect there to be lots of other races that beat us out by a few tens of thousands of years. So, at least one of those assumptions must be false.
Billy Brown, MCSE+I