That notwithstanding, I wanted to address this particular notion because it focuses on humans' ability to find aliens rather than vice versa. Aliens exist. That is undeniable. They know about us. We have not been able to prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they exist. That speaks to The Marceau Paradox - if they are here, why are they hiding from us?
I will pause my line of reasoning there for a moment and switch gears back to aliens. If you were a space explorer and you found Earth 50,000 years ago you would probably report back home that the planet was overrun by wild animals. Earth was a dangerous place, not safe for colonization and not worthy of contact. Any primitive language skills we had may have even been overlooked. You would fly on to the next solar system and make a note to check back every 10,000 years, or so.
Why 10,000 years? Just a number. Really, it is just a number. Our years are based on a trip around our sun. It is completely arbitrary compared to what an alien might call a year. Maybe to aliens a year is 250 of our years. If that were the case then 10,000 of our years would only be 40 years to them. Whatever it is, they would want to keep us on the radar but wait until life evolved, which could take a while.
Assuming it takes a while for them to get from there (wherever that is) to here it may have taken a while for the word to get out about us. Maybe hundreds or even thousands of our years. Once the news began to spread around our galaxy the explorers started coming, then the military, then the scientists, then the adventurers, and then the tourists. That could be why there were not that many spaceship observations in ancient times but they happen all the time now.
How to Find AliensBack to humans, we have only had the ability to observe space using tools for about 400 years. Yes, the ancient Greeks were looking up too but until the invention of the telescope we could not see more than what you can see out in your back yard today. There would have been more definition due to less light pollution but the sky has been pretty much the same as it is now for a long time.
radio telescope, less than 100 years ago, which is credited with truly opening the skies to exploration. Aliens probably look at these comparatively primitive contraptions and say, "Aw, that's a-dor-a-ble."
In 1990 the Hubble Telescope was launched into space. The images The Hubble has taken, unobscured by our atmosphere, have been remarkable. The image at the left shows thousands of galaxies, each with an untold number of solar systems, each with many planets. How many intelligent civilizations are there, just in that one tiny patch of space?
It has only been within my lifetime that we have been able to do this kind of thing. So of course it would make sense that we have not detected alien life yet. We have only been looking for a few decades. Space is a big place. Our tools to find aliens, as good as they are, are still primitive.
Back to aliens, their tools are not primitive and neither are their spaceships. So while we have not been able to find where they live, they know where we live and they are checking us out.
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