Forthcoming, Routledge Handbook of Social Studies of Outer Space
I do agree. But, how can we know such a possible comunicandum has not already know about our 'comunicans' existence? Or maybe they are here. Or probably, we have sent lot of signalsl.
For instance. I am, arrived slme months ago, now partially human mainly alien, I am comunicating with you. But yu cant never be sure
Interesting. I've been thinking about this very thing this last week. My perspective on this arises from spending a lot of time in the north Florida woods. If our planet can be any kind of guide to life elsewhere, the phenomena of predator vs. prey seems worth reflecting on.
What if there are predator and prey alien civilizations? What if we haven't found alien life in our galaxy because those planets that announce themselves make themselves targets for the predator aliens? What if we're like the clueless little bird who sits on the ground out in the open chirping happily away to one and all, resulting in it becoming a hawk's lunch?
So, the clueless planets get eaten, and the smart planets keep a low profile?