In a message dated 09/01/1999 4:04:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> I suppose in theory I shouldn't worry about going nuts if I find out
Silly Conjecture, by a silly conjecturist: There ain't no Great Filter. What appears to be Fermi's paradox is simply that outer space is kinda big; and that real space-faring Super-Civilizations/Personalities/Brains are very, very, Spread Out. That radio waves just don't propagate quite as well as we think they should, and that where we are physically at-from the supposed other chaps- is something massive that jams radio signals and interupts neutrino streams. A galactic nucleus would do; and just maybe we are the only sentients in the dear, old, Milky Way?