We know that science has been listening for “signals” from space…to try to confirm if there is other intelligent life out there…
The usual argument goes that, given the number of stars, even a remote likelihood of habitable planets would mean quite thousands of potentially habitable worlds. A point I will readily concede.
However - -
I got to thinking about how many millions / billions of species have lived and died on planet earth and only one of those millions evolved to use radio or attempt to leave the planet.
Given that, what is the real likelihood that another planet developed life that would likewise use radio???
This may not be the best forum for this - but seemed kind of philosophical to me…